Obama’s instincts all wrong, wrong, wrong

On just about everything related to international relationships, the Obama Administration has it wrong, wrong, wrong.

You will remember during the campaign when Russia invaded Georgia over Oil. McCain rightly and quickly condemned the aggression. Obama reacted like a deer in headlights. Initially advocating a "wait and see" posture, Obama, much to his discredit, shifted course when the polls turned against him.

We should have known then that an Obama presidency was going be awful when it comes to engaging international bad guys like Iran, North Korea and, sometimes, Russia. His instincts are timid, wrong and plain dangerous in this crazy world of ours.

Now look at the fine mess we’re in. North Korea is pointing missiles at Hawaii.

Iran is in turmoil … and the Obama team is signaling support for the status quo, which is to continue the existing Israel-hating regime.

I draw your attention to this excellent Charles Krauthammer column on Iran for further evidence of Obama’s foreign policy deficiencies. You can find the full column here. The first graph will get you started:

June 19, 2009

Obama Clueless on Iran

By Charles Krauthammer


WASHINGTON — Millions of Iranians take to the streets to defy a theocratic dictatorship that, among its other finer qualities, is a self-declared enemy of America and the tolerance and liberties it represents. The demonstrators are fighting on their own, but they await just a word that America is on their side.

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