Does Obama Have Any Foreign Policy Successes? At all? Any? Just one?
Posted in the Caruthersville Forum
#1 Jul 29, 2014
President Obama hired a Secretary of State who had no relevant experience for the job because he wanted to avoid criticism from her – or even a 2012 challenge – and because he read in a book that Lincoln surrounded himself with rivals.
Then he hired someone who was qualified but who thinks global warming is a bigger threat than terrorists with airplanes or Mullahs with nuclear weapons.
And the results speak for themselves. Let’s take a short trip around the world to see if we can find any foreign policy successes.
Mexico: The country continues to deteriorate into a narcostate, and what’s more Mexicans are none too happy with us for fueling the problem with intentionally sent weapons.
South America: Leftism has been in the march throughout the continent during Obama’s presidency. No reversals to speak of. Venezuela remains in ruins, but people there may finally be taking matters into their own hands.
Cuba: Cuba still no libre.
Canada: Obama has actually created tensions in what is normally our most harmonious relationship by bowing to political influence and taking years to decide on the Keystone pipeline.
Europe: Obama does not seem to have developed friendships with any European leaders – the type of relationships that are needed for allies to operate seamlessly. Rather, there seems to be a kind of frostiness and some mistrust.
Great Britain: Nothing special anymore about the special relationship.
Russia: Reset button needs another press.
Turkey: Prime Minister Erdogan is said to be one of the few international leaders with whom Obama has some chemistry. The result? Increasing authoritarianism and Islamicization of a key NATO ally.
Syria: While Obama mulls his options, one of the great human disasters of the past 100 years – and that’s saying something – continues to unfold. Meanwhile, the bad guys remain in charge.
Israel: U.S.-Israeli relations probably at their worst since Israel’s founding in 1948.Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Secretary of State Kerry on an unlikely mission to gain a peace deal and a peace prize.
Egypt: A disaster until the generals took matters into their own hands and threw out the Islamist regime Obama had backed.
Libya: After weeks of indecision, Obama orchestrated the ouster of Qadaffi. Now the place is teaming with Islamists, and probably needs ... a new Qaddafi.
Iran: Obama failed to back a serious challenge to the regime, which is now on the cusp of gaining nuclear weapons.
Jordan and Saudi Arabia: Mortified at U.S. fecklessness and the prospect of a nuclear Iran
Iraq: Obama withdrew all U.S. troops, and the country is once again a killing field and a magnet for al Qaeda-linked extremists.
Afghanistan: An insufficient U.S.“surge” kept the Taliban from defeat and primed them to take over once most or all U.S. troops depart.
Pakistan: Anti-U.S. anger as we take out bad guys with drones. Not that this is a bad idea. But the relationship doesn’t seem to be getting managed very well. Meanwhile, the Pakistani Taliban gains strength.
China: No significant improvement in relations. Highly publicized “pivot” to Asia seems to be antagonizing China into even more aggressive behavior with respect to its neighbors, which the United States is not forcefully enough opposing.
North Korea: Just as crazy as ever, just as repressive as ever, and more nuclear than ever.
Australia: Obama has cleverly navigated the difficult waters of this relationship and war with the militant Aussies no longer seems imminent.
Nope. No foreign policy successes that I can find, and I’ve reached the Pacific and I’m ready to sail home.
So Hillary will have to run on her lack of achievement. Don’t knock it. Worked in 2008 for Obama.
Maybe you’re aware of a success? Could it be? Or – it’s a big world out there – a screw up I left out? Let’s hear about it..
“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”
Since: Mar 08
#2 Jul 29, 2014
‘THE WORLD IS A MESS:’
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, three days ago
#3 Jul 30, 2014
Below, is a list of JUST SOME of Obama's Foreign Policy SUCCESES...
1. KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN & ramped up campaign against Al Queda.(Since Obama took office - Over 20 of Al Queda's top leaders are dead or in prison & many more terrorist are now dead or in prison.)
2. Mobilized International Coalition to protect Libyan Pro-Democracy demonstrators.
3. Ordered the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces by the end of 2012.
4. Isolated & weakened IRAN.
5. Reduced by half the number of Russian & American nuclear misile launchers.
6. Supported Democratic transition in Egypt.
7. Killed senior Al Quada' SENIOR leader Anwar Al Awlaki
8. Strengthened U.S - ISREAL RELATIONSHIP!
9. Obama instigated REMOVAL & DESTRUCTION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN SYRIA.
10. Obama ordered the removal & withdrawal of U.S forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2015.
11. Obama has revolutionized how Americans fight wars by deploying the use of drones & high technology to avoid the deaths & injury of American soldiers.
12. Obama has used techology, better strategy & DIPLOMACY to keep this country out of war - which has saved thousands of lives injuries & billions & billions of dollars in the defense of our country...
Jerry, the list above is just a few of Obama's Foreign Policy Successes - I would give more, but my fingers are starting to cramp up after all - excessive typing does tend to give you writers cramp...(especially when you're 71 yrs old).
#4 Jul 30, 2014
Seal Team Six Killed Bin Laden!! This was ALL instituted Under Bush 2
Libyan Pro Democracy is Being Crushed by ISIS as we speak along with Iraq Isis is taking full control of The Middle east...
Using Drones and High Tec Killing machines had NOTHING to do with Obama!! The Military does this thru Company's such as Raytheon McDonnell Douglas and so on!!!
This is The Biggest LIE you said so FAR!! Strengthen Relations with Israel???
What A LIE that was..Obama Told the FAA to STOP letting planes fly into Israel to try to get Israel to the Peace table and stop Israel from crushing Hamas, IT didn't work,, Kerry went to Egypt To Try to institute A peace initiative, ISRAEL told him NOT to come to Their Country with Any Obama Proposal..LOL
As for Isolating IRAN!! Wow that really worked, Iran is So close to A Nuclear bomb because of Obama's Stupidity Israel MIGHT start Armageddon just to make sure IRAN (the Muslim Capital of the World) does not get The Bomb!!!!!
As For Keeping us out of WAR he is A coward and an IDIOT to pull troops from IRAQ and Afghanistan which we never finished!! There should be Walmarts and McDonalds in Falusa right now! BUT Obama and his ridiculous wisdom of pulling troops before the JOB is done will bite us in the ass in the near future!!! remember those 5 terrorist he let Loose for A Traitor? One even said as he was let go I will see U again in NEW york!!!
Most of this Policies you stated Obama did to bolster foreign policy is BUNK!!LIES at best!!!
#5 Jul 30, 2014
Hey Chowderhead, can't you come up with some new material? Who you going to complain about in a couple years, Jeb Bush?
#6 Jul 31, 2014
You may have served in the military (which is highly suspect) but you don't have a clue what you're talking about as far as Foreign Policy goes. As a matter of fact - IT IS ACTUALLY EMBARSSSING TO SEE YOU post such ridiculous drivil about something you know nothing about!!!
You make me think of another right-wing brain-washed wacko on the radio the other day.
Man, the way this idiot was carrying on about what Obama should do & should not do - you'd think he was A MILITARY EXPERT - but, he was far from being an expert ON ANYTHING. He just came on the radion & made a complete ass of himself talking about foreign affairs - JUST LIKE YOU'RE DOING. He was just parroting more of that idiotic drivel coming from the right wing.
Who do you think gives the orders to use these drones for military purposes? It is certainly not McDonnell Douglas. Does Mcdonnell Douglas even exist anymore??? I thought Boeing bought McDonnel Douglas out.
The St. Louis McDonnell Douglas is now Boeing (I know, because I have a relative who works there as an engineer) And, yes, I realize (all too well) that drones are manufactured at Boeing.
Who do you think was the one calling the shots on the plan to take out Bin Laden & who do you think gave the go-ahead to take Bil Laden out - IT WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA...
And, who do you think it was that changed the way we hunt down terrorists - it was Obama. Because, Lord knows - Bush didn't have near the success of tracking down terrorists & taking them out like Obama has had.
And, no (before you post something stupid) Obama did not physically take out Bin Laden or these terrorists - but his use of technology, improved stategy & diplomacy has rid the world of the heads of these terrorists groups.
You need to just shut up about Foreign Affairs - because - you don't have a clue...
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