John Ransom

And you thought Obama’s economic policies were indefensible.

Wait until you hear him debate foreign policy.

His foreign policy is unique in the history of the American presidency in that it almost completely ignores American self-interest. It can only be described as the first anti-American foreign policy crafted by an American president.   

Our contributor, former Congressman Bob Beauprez summed it up in September: Only America’s enemies are better off than they were four years ago.

Wrote Beauprez:

The question comes up a lot these days, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"  But, the question is almost always asked in a personal economic context.  Jed Babbin, a former deputy undersecretary of defense and widely published author, analyzed the "Are you better off…" question from a foreign policy/national security perspective.  His conclusion: "America's enemies are, not our allies."

Many of these same enemies Obama actually considers our friends.

Libya provides the most recent example.

In Libya, Obama helped topple one anti-American regime to help install another that was even more anti-American.

He’s even gone so far to condone the capture and sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the death of American diplomats.

And by changing his story 26 times in a quest to avoid personal responsibility for the “glorious” outcome in his Libyan war, Obama has left the impression that the only people responsible are the ones who died.   

I bet you didn’t know that the country in which our consulate resides is ultimately responsible for the security of the consulate there. You didn’t know that because our anti-American regime under Obama won’t blame the anti-American regime the president brought to power in Libya for the security lapses in Benghazi.

Imagine if the Swedish consulate in Chicago was overrun by crazed, union-controlled, public school teachers who were offended by the many school choices offered by the tall, blonde, Nordic country. 

John Ransom

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