Obama's Foreign Policy: BUILT-TO-FAIL (Even His Supporters Are Starting To See It)
America’s foreign policy has gone into a tailspin. Almost every major initiative from the Obama administration has run into sharp, sometimes embarrassing, reverses. The U.S. looks weak and confused on the global stage.
This might come as happy news to some opponents of the administration who enjoy seeing Barack Obama fail, but it shouldn’t.
In other words, a great many of these “opponents” are patriots with the good of the country in mind. They see what the damage has been and what the further damage could be, and many of them saw the potential for this foreign policy disaster from the start of Obama’s administration and probably even before.
I certainly did. Most commenters here certainly did. Thing is, it wasn’t hard to see.
But demonizing his “opposition” allows Ghitis to observe (correctly) how bad things have gotten, while simultaneously blaming and exonerating Obama and accusing his opponents of ill will. She closes the article by encouraging Obama to do better, and by chiding those opponents:
It is time for Obama to spend some time thinking about what America stands for, what its goals are and then explain it in a clear and credible way. Even if we disagree with his conclusions, at least there will be a North Star guiding his policies.Poor dear beleaguered Obama’s just a bit confused. He just needs tothink and explain more clearly. And then those nefarious opponents should start hoping the results are good for America even though it’s Obama doing it. They should finally put their country’s welfare above their animus against Obama.
Obama’s supporters and his critics should hope he can pull America forward.
This would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that writing like this is everywhere in the MSM, and it influences people. Most people just swallow what they read and don’t think too much or too critically about it. They’re busy with their lives; they’re doing well to even take the time to skim it in the first place.
And besides, people like Ghitis have been declared experts. Theywrite about this stuff, and they’ve been doing it for most of their adult lives. Some are actually experts at writing propaganda. Some are experts at divining what they’re supposed to write and doing so. And some are experts at following and echoing what others write. But to step outside the box and say “wow, it seems Obama’s critics were correct” would be just too difficult and just too threatening—both to psyche and to career and to the liberal cause.