Vacuous Foreign Policy
March 6, 2011 5 Comments
What does this administration believe? What is its foreign policy?
That America has done wrong, and our ally Egypt did wrong, but despotic and anti-American Iran killing its people warrants silence, and Libya, finally, has done wrong after wantonly killing its people, and Israel has done wrong by building in a Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem?
What does this administration stand for? Forthrightly declared the president before a group of Jewish donors:
- We must be “sober” about the current transformation in the region.
- “We can’t be naïve about the changes that are taking place in the Middle East.”
- But “we should not be afraid of the possibilities of the future.”
- “There are going to be some bumps along the road.”
- We’ll have to have the will “to seize the moment.”
- “We’re going to have to be engaged and we’re going to have to be involved and we’re going to have to reach out.”
- “But I’m actually confident that 10 years from now we’re going to be able to look back potentially and say this was the dawning of an entirely new and better era.”
Could a statesman be more vacuous? Our foreign policy, says our commander-in-chief, should be sober, not naive, and not afraid of possibilities of the future? And oh yes, please be sure to seize the moment? And reach out? This is the foreign policy of the United States of America?
This is an embarrassment.
This is an administration learning on the job, and not well. But “potentially” it’s “the dawning of an entirely new and better era.”