In the aftermath of the Second World War, the United States stood alone at the pinnacle of power.
Possession of the world’s only nuclear weapons, along with a navy that unquestionably ruled the oceans of the world and an industrial base none others could compare to, meant that Washington was fully capable of exerting its will in any way it chose.
Instead of taking advantage, the exhausted taxpayers of America instead opted to rebuild both its defeated enemies and devastated allies. It took no gain from its unquestioned supremacy. Indeed, it rapidly drew down its immensely powerful military, an act unparalleled in human history.
In fact, when the Soviet Union illegally occupied Eastern Europe and ravaged its population, America took no action. We watched from the sidelines as heroes in places like Hungary and Czechoslovakia and China’s Tiananmen Square were decimated in nonviolent protest. We took no action when China murdered fifty million of its own citizens, and when the Cambodians massacred their own people. When the North Koreans attacked the South, the U.S. acted only with United Nations permission. Despite all the protests and lies, American motives in South Vietnam were not for gain, but to prevent the cancerous growth of tyranny.
We protected Egypt when other nations tried to take advantage of it, and protected Muslims in Bosnia when they were endangered. We have contributed the lion’s share of relief assistance to every nation and every region beset by natural disasters.
Despite all this, the current White House insists on portraying America as an evil nation. It inexplicably apologized to the Arab world for offenses that exist only in the imagination of a Chief Executive that has a wholly wrong and angry view of his own nation. To maintain that fiction, he shies from even using the word “terrorist.” So wedded to its warped view of the nation it governs, his administration outright lied about the disaster in Libya, blaming it on an American video barely anyone knew existed.
In the past several years, the President has alienated or abandoned key allies around the world, most prominently the United Kingdom, Israel, the Philippines, and Poland.
The sacrifices of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will be for nothing as he prematurely withdraws, allowing Iran and Al Quaeda, both sworn to our destruction, to take over.
But the worst is about to happen. Mr. Obama is strenuously seeking to go down the path of unilaterally slashing the American military, especially its nuclear arsenal. This, at a time when China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are spending every available resource and rushing as fast as possible to build their armed forces with the greatest number of the most technologically sophisticated weapons on the planet.
This move represents a clear, present, and immediate danger to the United States and its allies. It is inexplicable, and the lack of scrutiny on the part of the press is inexplicable.