The takeover of Fallujah by al-Qaida wipes out our costly 2004 victory in which we captured the Iraqi city at the cost of 100 Marines and soldiers killed in action, and hundreds more wounded. Fallujah isn't just an Obama mistake; it's the exemplar of Obama's disastrous foreign and military policies designed to reduce the power and prestige of America on the world stage.
Obama's military policies are not merely based on his incompetence. They are part of his personal philosophy to redistribute power in the world, which is the other side of his Saul Alinsky ideology to reduce our standard of living by drastically limiting our energy use to the level of poorer nations.
When Obama told Joe the Plumber that he wants to "spread the wealth around," this was only a part of his plan. He also wants to spread power around to achieve his "we-are-all-equal" worldview.
Just as Obama thinks it is unfair that the United States enjoys a higher standard of living than the rest of the world (even though we earned it), he thinks it is unfair America has more military power than other countries. When he talks about his goal of "fundamentally transforming" the United States, he means he wants to reduce both our economic and military superiority.
Obama has failed miserably in negotiating Iran out of its steady progression toward becoming a nuclear nation. It's been a year and a half since the Benghazi murders of our ambassador and three other Americans, but nobody has paid a price for them, and they remain unavenged.
Obama's intervention in Egypt was an unmitigated disaster that replaced a pro-American dictator with the Muslim Brotherhood, a vicious opponent of the Western values of freedom and representative government. His strange support for the group indicates a willingness to align us with its revolutionary agenda.
Afghanistan is releasing 72 prisoners that are said to be a security threat to the United States. Syria is in chaos, South Sudan has fallen into civil war and al-Qaida now controls more territory in the Arab world -- an area that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East -- than at any time in history.
Most of what Obama says is carefully scripted by his handlers and placed on a teleprompter for him to read. When he is caught without a teleprompter, we get some insight into how radical he really is.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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