By Chris Rossini
Last night's State of The Union speech was pretty much what should be expected these days from U.S. Presidents: delusions, lies, fabrications, and contradictions.
While article after article can be written analyzing such occurrences, this one will concentrate on Obama's foreign policy contradictions. It's always amusing to watch politicians talk out of both sides of their mouth in a single speech!
If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL. Take a vote.
Hey, how about that!
Congress hasn't done its job in authorizing war since World War II.
Is Obama willing to put down the guns, until Congress declares war?
Of course not!
In the very next sentence, the president says that it doesn't matter whether Congress votes or not. He'll run the show no matter what:
But the American people should know that with or without Congressional action, ISIL will learn the same lessons as terrorists before them. If you doubt America’s commitment — or mine — to see that justice is done, ask Osama bin Laden.
So in the same breath, Obama spoke about obeying the Constitution and patted himself on the back for violating it. The president also defined his actions as being equal to "America's commitment".
Obama would contradict himself again.
He starts by asking a very sensible question:
How do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?
Such a question has a very simple answer. It's called a foreign policy of non-intervention. No entangling alliances. America can (once again) "lead the world" by setting a good example. The world can once again look at America as a land of liberty, rather than as a brutal military empire.
Sadly, Obama doesn't really want these things. He follows up by boasting about how America polices the world!
Fortunately, there’s a smarter approach, a patient and disciplined strategy that uses every element of our national power. It says America will always act, alone if necessary, to protect our people and our allies; but on issues of global concern, we will mobilize the world to work with us, and make sure other countries pull their own weight.
What an insult to every American's intelligence.
Peace and non-intervention are so much more preferable and advantageous to us when compared to this duplicitous nonsense.