Authored by William Robert Barber
Domestically, conservatives are suffering through the angst created by President Obama’s insistence on implementing a progressive ideological agenda; its most recent form was his executive order on immigration. Internationally, the angst is centered on tactical repercussions resulting from the strategic blunders committed by this president’s insistence that the primary cause of global conflict since the end of WWII was and is the heretofore worldwide implementation of American power.
I am puzzled and frankly a bit miffed by such an insertion. My evaluation of the enactment and persecution of American power is quite the contrary. For instance, when General Eisenhower naively, even unwisely, trusted Stalin as a true-blue ally and acquiesced to the Russians’ request in taking on what was left of the military resistance in Berlin, the general effectually rendered material support to a totalitarian regime that closely resembled Hitler’s Nazi regime. Certainly, this was not an example of America strong-arming its use of overwhelming power; instead, it was an exemplar of naive silliness, a stratagem that predicated the antithesis of President Obama’s vexing contention that American power is to blame for a world of conflict and mayhem.
The general’s imprudent silliness toward Stalin and his communist confederates caused irreversible harm to 50 million Eastern Europeans, divided Germany, and abetted the objectives of our enemies. It started the cold war while deterring the surety of global peacefulness.
In 1953, because he pledged to end the Korean War, the general was rewarded with the presidency of this nation; note that the general did not say he would deliver victory; he said “end the war.” So now we have a nuclear armed gangster Kleptocracy bullying Japan and South Korea because America did not have the confidence of will to face reality nor implement its power and force victory as the only settlement.
There are so many, many, instance of American weakness of will, coupled with the abysmal lack of intestinal fortitude. Currently, withstanding the sacrifice of blood and the expenditure of treasury, we are a nation of half-measures. We refuse to see the world as it truly is; preferring instead to live within a day-to-day surreal. We think of ourselves as characters acting out a HBO produced melodrama. Americans seem to believe that in the finality of finalities, the good guys always win. We cannot accept that Iran is the perpetrator of anti-American interest. We seem to think that ISIL, like a cold virus will run its course; President Obama is the Great Hesitator. His hesitations cost American and Muslim lives and treasure.
Putin thinks that Kerry and Obama are silly gutless politicians too afraid to face him. He bullies the Europeans as if in a grade school playground. He is the Grand Svengali of fearful dispose. While Kerry and Obama are awaiting the return of Tinker Bell’s fairy dust Putin never displays hesitation or contemplation. Putin is an amoral man who dares to act withstanding the consequences; Putin wants to impose. Obama wants to transform… and Kerry is befuddled that the Russians lie to him.