Larry Elder

Investigators cannot yet tell whether the bombings at the Boston marathon, which so far have killed three and wounded more than 170, are the product of domestic or foreign terrorist(s).

But whether foreign or domestic, America's enemies are colorblind.

In supporting President Barack Obama's re-election, The New York Times editorialized about how his smarter, more respectful foreign policy helped to re-brand America in the eyes of the world: "(Obama) introduced a measure of military restraint after the Bush years and helped repair America's badly damaged reputation in many countries from the low levels to which it had sunk by 2008."

Our enemies don't care.

They don't care that then Sen. Barack Obama called the Iraq War a "dumb war."

They don't care that the new Obama administration refused to use the term "war on terror."

They don't care that former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said most of the international community thought the U.S. had "lost our minds" because of Bush's supposedly reckless foreign policy. Or that Albright asserted that George W. Bush had made "a big mistake" for labeling Iran, Iraq and North Korea the "axis of evil."

They don't care that Obama's first interview as President was with Al Arabiya, a pan-Arab channel, and that the new President promised "an extended hand" to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, if only his country would "unclench their fist."

They don't care that Obama doubled-crossed our allies Poland and the Czech Republic by abandoning his predecessor's promise to install a missile defense shield as protection against attacks by Iran and North Korea. The motive? To enlist Russia, which adamantly opposed the defense installations, to help us deter Iran from acquiring the ability to build a nuclear bomb.

They don't care that presidential candidate Obama said, "Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people." Or that the new President angered Israel by publicly opposing the building of so-called settlements: "I think that additional settlement building does not contribute to Israel's security. I think it makes it harder for them to make peace with their neighbors. I think it embitters the Palestinians in a way that could end up being very dangerous." Or that Obama insulted the "intransigent" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by leaving him standing in the West Wing for more than an hour when he abruptly exited their meeting to have dinner with the first lady and his girls.


Larry Elder

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