Even as President Obama hailed the deal as some sort of breakthrough for world relations, Russia maintained that it would not support heavy sanctions against Iran. Russia's position completely undermines Obama's credibility -- it's difficult to claim that arms reduction agreement somehow creates a united front against Iran's nuclear development when Russia refuses to stand up against Iranian nuclear development.
And that still wasn't the worst of it -- the very same week Obama signed the arms reduction deal, Russia backed a coup in Kyrgyzstan. One of Russia's conditions for supporting the coup? The new government's destruction of the American air base in Manas, a crucial U.S. strategic asset used heavily in the Afghanistan war.
Notably, the Obama administration has yet to take a position on the Kyrgyzstan situation, allowing the Russian-backed revolution to continue gaining ground. The Obama administration was not nearly as shy with regard to the fully constitutional change of power in Honduras -- that was an outrage, a coup!
That's no surprise, of course. President Obama only backs policies that hurt the United States and her allies. He seeks self-flagellation of America before the world; absolution for American imperialism can only be found in purposeful self-subversion. Obama feels that America and its allies must be whittled down to its proper size as quickly as possible.
In that spirit, Obama is hosting the Nuclear Security Summit this week. He already opened it by bowing to Chinese President Hu Jintao, hugging socialist Brazilian president Luiz Lula, and pointing his finger angrily at Canadian Prime Minister and pro-Israel advocate Stephen Harper. He has alienated Israel to the point where they wouldn't even show up -- they suspect Obama will sandbag them rather than focusing on Iran. Obama has barred the media from all major meetings -- no doubt he doesn't want Americans to hear what he's telling foreign leaders about us behind closed doors.
It would be comforting to say that President Obama is a victim of his own naivete and ego. There's no doubt he loves hearing from human refuse like Medvedev that he is "a thinker," unlike "other people" (read: George W. Bush). But there's more to it than simple ego appeasement. There is a disturbing anti-Americanism that animates Obama and his policies. Rev. Jeremiah Wright famously said, "God damn America." God doesn't have to. Obama's doing it for him.
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