Enough: Our Incoherent Foreign Policy
March 27, 2011 1 Comment
Gates admits Libya is not a vital interest for the US.
Al Qaeda, British Islamists, and other enemies of the West support the Libyan “rebels.”
Hamas-affiliated stealth Islamist group CAIR and their fellow-travellers have been held up by both the Bush and Obama Administrations, as well as by useful idiots like Grover Norquist, as “moderate Muslims.” (Recently, the term “moderate Islamist” has slipped into the lexicon, as laughable an abortion of language as can be imagined.)
The US occupation of Iraq has strengthened Iran to the point where the latter now presents a dire existential threat to Israel (not to mention the havoc wreaked on the former)–for what? WMDs? Exporting democracy? Seriously?
Meanwhile, our southern border is wide open; we conspire against Israel and provide aid and comfort to jihadis and stealth Islamists; we pretend that the Judeo-Christian-rooted West shares some sort of moral equivalence with murderous, misogynist, homophobic Islamofascism; we saddle American military personnel with rules of engagement that ensure far higher body counts than would otherwise occur….
What, then, does American foreign policy seek to accomplish?
Many Americans, myself included, are loathe to criticize American foreign policy while our fighting men and women are in harm’s way. But if that foreign policy does not protect, but in facts harms, US interests around the world, the time to quietly hope for the best is well past.