Two recent articles pinpoint Mr Obama’s incompetence specifically with respect to the disastrous situation in Iraq We encourage you to read both. The links are here and here. A few extracts will give the flavor of the articles.
The first article is The world continues to confound our clueless President. Paul Mirengoff of the Powerlineblog writes:
Many of President Obama’s foreign policy failures are the product of his badly misguided ideology. But some flow simply from his inability to understand how the world works. (The two defects are, of course, related).
The President foolishly calls for Maliki, the Shiite Prime Minister of Iraq, to cede more political power to the Kurds and Sunnis, guaranteed to alienate his Shiite base in the face of Sunni terrorists threatening to take Baghdad. He even is negotiating with Iran, our implacable enemy and the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism, to send in military assistance to help repulse the Sunni ISIS.
Mr Mirengoff continues:
But… this is not the time to attempt a political do-over. Rather, it’s the time for a military mobilization. And it’s the time for nations that purport to care about Iraq to engage militarily. Military engagement doesn’t suit Obama. But it suits Iran perfectly. Thus, it will be Iran, if any nation, that comes out ahead. And afterwards, don’t expect Iran to press Maliki for a kinder, more inclusive government. That’s not how the world works, Mr. President.
The second article, The Collapsing Obama Doctrine, by Dick and Liz Cheney, published in the Wall Street Journal, is harder hitting, devastating really.
Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.
Government officials in the Near East are puzzled:
“Al Qaeda is building safe havens and training camps here. Don’t the Americans care?” Our president doesn’t seem to. Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing.
According to a recent Rand study, between 2010 and 2013, there was a 58% increase in the number of Salafi-jihadist terror groups around the world. During that same period, the number of terrorists doubled. In the face of this threat, Mr. Obama is busy ushering America’s adversaries into positions of power in the Middle East. First it was the Russians in Syria. Now, in a move that defies credulity, he toys with the idea of ushering Iran into Iraq. Only a fool would believe American policy in Iraq should be ceded to Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.
President Obama is on track to securing his legacy as the man who betrayed our past and squandered our freedom.