President Obama, in a search to draw the attention away from the disastrous health care rollout has signed an “historic” deal with Iran over its nuclear program. The deal completed recently caps a five year diplomatic shift in Middle East policy.
In 2009 the president gave an historic speech in Cairo where he laid out the basis for his policy on Islam. “I have come here to seek a new beginning…one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition.” Apparently we have been doing it all wrong according to Obama.
He followed up this speech with a series of monumental mistakes which have changed the face of the region. Old realities are beginning to die out and new ones are revealing themselves.
The President supported the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, giving his full-fledged support behind that rebel uprising. Believing that what would emerge after Qaddafi would be democracy, freedom, a little America if you will. Libya today is a lawless dangerous place, where an autocratic government turns a blind eye toward Jihadist activity and murderous retribution inside its borders.
Knowing Jihadi forces existed in Libya the Obama administration did nothing to stop its growth. The growing entrenchment of a Muslim fundamentalist movement the Obama administration backed off. So, when our embassy was attacked in 2012 rescue operations were not initiated. The President and his staff had to scramble to give some excuse for the attack. Blaming it on a youtube video with anti-Muslim content they claimed it was nothing more than a protest gone bad. Four Americans died in that attack.
In Egypt the Obama administration again threw its weight behind Jihadi forces seeking a change in the historically American friendly government of Hosni Mubarrak. He was overthrown and the U.S. supported an elected Muslim Brotherhood government. With the slide toward fundamentalism the Egyptian military took control in a coup and today is ruling Egypt the same as Mubarak did. President Obama has been overruled and has stayed mostly silent on the recent changes there.
Despite calls from allies and congress people in the know to ratchet up the sanctions on the Iranian government to stop production on nuclear weapons the Obama administration decided to acquiesce on more than thirty years of American policy toward that country and ease sanctions in return for very little. The Iranians still possess the ability to build these weapons and their enemies in the region are well aware of it.
Thanks to President Obama’s policies the changing realities of the Middle East are taking effect as we speak. America has backed off its commitments it held since the end of World War II and is possibly creating a new more dangerous world than all of us could have dreamed of only a few short years ago.
Thanks Mr. President!