The Incredible Shrinking President
A Humiliating Debacle For America
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Well, Obama just finished off what little was left of America's credibility around the world.
As we have said so often before, he is the least qualified President we have ever had. He just proved it.
amount of excuses from the left will cover the fact that Obama blinked.
Hell, he didn't just blink, he ran. Putin and Assad must be bent
double in laughter at Obama's high-stepping, backwards, away from a
The national honor of the US has just suffered a tremendous blow. We will pay for it for decades to come.
sincerely hope Bibi Netanyahu and the nation of Israel understand they
are on their own with Iran. Any influence Obama may have had in any
kind of negotiations with Iran is totally gone. Now that Iran has seen
just how serious a threat from this administration really is, they have
zero fear and, I suspect, perceive this all as a green light for the go
ahead to compete their nuclear program so they can attack Israel and the
US with nuclear weapons as soon s possible. (When a US coastal city
goes up in a mushroom cloud Americans will know where to place the
I hope the Israelis will take the bit firmly in their
teeth now and go ahead and do what must be done to save the world from
Iran. It is clear there is no longer a US with the character, the
intestinal fortitude, the guts, the cahones, to lead the world any
It is fairly certain the Congress will NOT give Obama
the OK to attack Syria. Why? Well, it might be because some 80% of
Americans don't want to attack Syria. Most of us cannot define a single
American interest in Syria. Most of us understand there would be no
victory in Syria. And, frankly, many of us are tired of having our
military used as some sort of political bludgeon.
And how must
Secretary of State John Kerry feel now? I mean, his boss just made a
complete blithering fool of him before the entire world. Does he
resign? Should he resign? And he gave up a safe seat in the US Senate
to become Obama's fool.
In any event, Congress will not return
to Washington for about another week. Understand, nothing says thy
must place a debate on military action against Syria at the top of their
"to do" list. You can bet the phone lines and the Capitol Hill
switchboard will be red hot as will their email inboxes.
the meantime, a President the press is already trying to paint as the
target of all sorts of humiliation, did not retire to the Oval Office to
contemplate his next move to gain congressional approval for an attack
on Syria. No. He sped off to the golf course at Ft. Belvoir. See, he
is sure he WON'T get Congressional approval and with this move he can
extract himself from the corner he painted himself into months ago with
his over active mouth pronouncing "red line" markers.
extremely difficult for those of us on the right side of the political
spectrum to believe that a president could deliberately make such
wrong-headed decisions. It is hard to wrap our minds around the
possibility that a man could deliberately do what Obama has done to
America. And yet, there it is. He has taken America from the pinnacle
to the gutter in four and a half years -- and played golf or was on
vacation for a good portion of the time.
Can there be any doubt,
any doubt at all, that under Obama's leadership America is headed down
the same route as the city of Detroit? When a nation's leader treats
the nation as a banana republic, that nation will become a banana
I am shamed by the actions of my President today.
Shamed and humiliated. I am also angry. I'm angry that the electorate
saw fit to give the man another four years to destroy the work it has
taken some 238 years to build.
Up to this past weekend,
Americans had decades of work ahead of us repairing the damage Obama had
already done. After his cowardly actions of backing down from Assad
and Putin, it will take at least a century to claw our way back. -- if
we ever can.
© J. D. Longstreet