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MIDEAST: Obama’s foreign policy follies

Letter by Brian T. Ward, Tacoma on Sep. 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm | 58 Comments »
September 25, 2012 2:46 pm

With the Middle East in desperate turmoil, the country and the world look to the United States, sometimes in spite, sometimes with hopeful pleas and sometimes (albeit rarely nowadays) fear. With America, and particularly the Obama administration’s foreign policy, under the microscope, I do not like what I see.

I see an administration blaming planned terrorist attacks that can be traced to al-Qaida on a cheap YouTube video that came out in July. I see a president making excuses for not bolstering the security on an embassy which the ambassador feared was in danger.

I see an elected leader of the world campaigning in Las Vegas days after anti-American violence started to spread like wildfire, claiming he doesn’t have time to meet with the Israeli prime minister but then turns around to go on the Letterman show, and choosing to appear on “The View” instead of meeting with world leaders while they are in New York for the U.N. General Assembly.

Obama should have no excuses. Despite what he might choose to believe, the recent happenings in the Middle East are more than a “bump in the road”; this is a world crisis. It should be no secret that Obama isn’t doing his job right.

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