Armstrong Williams
Readers of this column know too well my concerns and reservations with regard to current administration policy. While reflecting on Poland's recent tragic and devastating loss of their president and top military brass, it certainly forced me to think deeper about what our president is facing abroad. Poland’s president was an important ally of our nation. When the senior leadership of a nation dies all of a sudden there is a tremendous leadership vacuum which ensues. The country is vulnerable during that period of time until the new regime is in place and become organize. The outcome of the new pending leadership could certainly reshape American foreign policy in that region. The concern is whether the new leadership and government will relapse and all of a sudden fall back under the influence and intimidation of the Russian government. This is why President Obama felt is was critical to lead a delegation to former President, Lech Kaczynski funeral, for it’s usually falls to the Vice-President to attend State funerals. In fact Poland was alleged to be the location of one of the infamous CIA black sites, where terrorist were held and interrogated.

It is simple for journalist and columnist to write critical essays about our President’s foreign policy. However, it is occasionally important and necessary to explain that we are all on the same team and that we merely differ in our paths to the goal. Their must be deeper consideration for the complicated and often misunderstood process of how our sovereign leaders must navigate the treacherous foreign waters abroad. It’s obvious from the statements released by the Whitehouse regarding Poland’s recent tragedy that President Obama is very mindful of how delicate and sensitive this situation has become. We must look through a broader lens of what President Obama inherited once he began his presidency on Januay 20, 20009.

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Few Presidents have ever faced such extraordinary challenges – on day one! To enter office with an unprecedented global economic crisis, multiple hot wars and a resilient transnational threat focused on bringing our way of life to a cataclysmic end is nothing short of legendary. Yes, past Presidents have faced wars and economic downturns, but few, if any, have ever faced the converging of all of these events simultaneously on your first day in office. Even Roosevelt on his first day was afforded the opportunity to first change the economic course of the United States before being forced into the war to end all wars – well – so he thought at the time.

Armstrong Williams

Armstrong Williams is a widely-syndicated columnist, CEO of the Graham Williams Group, and hosts the Armstrong Williams Show. He is the author of Reawakening Virtues.
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