Trump’s inauguration is rapidly approaching. Of course, president Obama is making Trump’s transition a little more challenging as the clock ticks down. Raising tensions in the 11th hour with Israel and Russia certainly doesn’t help.
His foreign policy fiascoes don’t surprise me. Either was his pick of Hilary for Secretary-Failure-of-State. Our foreign policy presence can be summed up like this:
In his liberal effort of global compromise to appease, Obama has made us look weak in the world.
Like my friend at A “Backwoods” Conservative, I too was a little skeptical in getting on-board the Trump train early in his campaign. I thought, wow, a reality TV bozo as president? I never was much for the scourge of reality TV.
And then there was the pussy grab. Well, that was a little over the top just before the election as the media went berserk.
I ask you this , what’s worse: A pussy grab or the Obama land grab? That’s another post entirely.
Can you really take seriously a washed-up Billy Bush on a tabloid-toting TV show secretly recording a locker room conversation on the Honey bus? Please. . . I might add that the entire tape recorded incident along with video was edited and released by the liberal rag, The Washington Post just weeks before the election. What a surprise there.
It really didn’t sway me or most of the concerned conservatives the other way. I knew that I had punched my ticket for Trump way before there was talk of pussy grabs and sexism.
So, what is more important; the media and it’s liberal twist, or securing a better foothold in the world and improving our disastrous foreign policy fauxpas of the last 8 years?
As the presidential campaign came to a close, there were just too many issues that could not be ignored. The unsecured personal email servers, the Benghazi debacle and most importantly, Hilary’s failures as Secretary of State.
John Kerry followed eloquently in her misguided, foolish footsteps, I might add. In fact, there was much to-do about Hilary’s foreign policy experience and how this was going to win her the election.
But if you know anything about Hilary’s foreign policy performance; it was a bad joke. In the 40 year history of foreign policy and diplomacy it ranks as the worst ever.
First, there was the war in Iraq. This, without question, was one of the worst foreign policy nightmares. A war started without UN support and Hilary voted for it.
In part, the war in Iraq escalated the rise of instability, ISIS and the rampant terrorism the world has ever witnessed.
Iraq fast became a strategic quagmire. De-Baathification destroyed the Iraqi state, gave rise to a Sunni insurgency, and cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars. (The National Interest)
Hilary filled the post between 2009 and 2013. During that time, she made enemies of previous allies such as Egypt, which was then overtaken by the Muslim Brotherhood. A dictator and chaos was born as well as middle eastern instability and the rise of ISIS.
As instability ensued, four Americans including Ambassador Stevens were murdered in Benghazi on Clinton’s watch despite pleas for help weeks prior. The list goes on.
In other words, during those tumultuous years under Clinton’s tenure, ISIS rose, relations between both Syria and Russia completely eroded, North Korea has had four nuclear tests, Russia continues to expand its role in Syria and China is growing exponentially as a dominating global power as we get raked over the coals in global free-trade.
So, both Hilary and the Obama administration have failed miserably in foreign policy performance. The failure of our steadfast resolve never the negotiate with terrorists was quickly flushed down the toilet and resulted in the Iran Nuclear Deal and the Bowe-Berghdal swap. Obama’s caver-in-chief leadership style quickly led to our deterioration as a global influence. In fact, you could say during those years, we had no foreign policy influence in any region of the world. And it continues with Kerry in the present administration.
Thankfully, Trump is encircling himself with smart minds. Before he even takes office, he is formulating plans to fix what many say is un-fixable. The task is daunting. Trying to undo 8 years of a weak foreign policy fauxpas.
Trump plans to handle foreign policy and the world crisis very differently than Clinton. His vision is centered in realism. Trump’s foreign policy vision will be very much like that of one of America’s greatest creative stratagist and statesman, Henry Kissinger.
Many were discussing for months, even in May 2016, about how Trump would handle Obama’s failed foreign policies:
“It’s realism, it’s caution, it’s being more cautious about how we deploy our men and women in harm’s way, not to be involved in excessive efforts to alter, create democracies in countries that are not ready for it,” said Senator Jeff Sessions (who is now picked by Trump for Attorney General) explained to guest host John Roberts. (Fox insider)
People tend to forget all that’s happened in the past 8 years, especially when it came to Clinton. The liberal losers just wanted a women for president and forgot about all the foreign ties that were destroyed or trashed.
Fixing our foreign policy issues go way beyond pussy grabs, vaginas and wanting a women as president.
Securing a more vital role in the world will be a huge challenge for the new Trump administration. I believe it will start with securing a better relationship with Russia, improving trade agreements with China, stopping the war in Syria and defeating ISIS.