Thursday, March 27, 2014

President Obama Is Weak

So says Condi Rice:
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.

“Right now, there’s a vacuum,” she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. “There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.” Citing Bashar al Assad’s slaughter in Syria, Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, al Qaeda’s triumphant return to Fallujah, Iraq, and China’s nationalist fervor, she concluded: “When America steps back and there is a vacuum, trouble will fill that vacuum.”

Rice – measured in tone, but very tough on substance – excoriated Obama administration policies without ever mentioning the president by name. She mocked the na├»ve hope that “international norms” would fill the vacuum left by U.S. retreat and blasted the president for hiding behind the weariness of the public.

“I fully understand the sense of weariness. I fully understand that we must think: ‘Us, again?’ I know that we’ve been through two wars. I know that we’ve been vigilant against terrorism. I know that it’s hard. But leaders can’t afford to get tired. Leaders can’t afford to be weary.”
I've been reminded by blacks--for what reason, I can't fathom!--that President Obama is half-white.  I've also been told by race hustlers that blacks can't be racist against whites since whites are the majority/power group.  That's all a prelude to this:  You can't blame Rice's comments on racism--she's blacker than he is.  I guess that kind of matters to lefties.


maxutils said...

Obama week, yes; but what was he going to do? It's a military indefensible position

Ellen K said...

Darren, do you really not get why people of color like to point out Obama's "other" heritage? I would suggest to you that they are saying that his white half is making all the bad decisions. It's like watching a Rick Steve's tour of Spain where he claims everything was hunky dory under the Moors until those nasty Christians took over. Same song, different verse.

maxutils said...

Picture I want, in the same vein as Elvis shaking Nixon's hand in the oval office: Condolezza Rice high fiving Richard Sherman at the NCAA finals as Stanford won their last game...