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Obama’s Foreign Policy Is About as Successful as Obama’s Domestic Policy

Posted on | July 25, 2011 | 47 Comments

Which is to say, it’s a pathetic joke:

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs’ pronouncement today that Libya is a “stalemate” would, I think, have gotten a bit more attention but for the debt debate.

We recently passed the four-month anniversary of “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” the U.S.-led air assault on Moammar Qaddafi’s regime. Now, 128 days later, we’ve got a “stalemate.”

Just as they don’t teach economics at Harvard Law, I guess they don’t teach military history there, either. So we pissed away hundreds of billions in neo-Keynesian “stimulus” spending without creating a recovery, and now we’ve wasted hundreds of millions in bombs and missiles without defeating the enemy — who, it’s worth pointing out, posed no threat to the U.S. or its allies.

You know who’s smiling now? Jimmy Carter.

Because Jimmy’s well on his way to becoming the second-worst president in American history.

UPDATE: Pat Austin at So It Goes in Shreveport links me in discussing Obama’s Very Crappy Speech — thanks — and welcome, Instapundit readers!

UPDATE II: Fred Thompson on Twitter:


  • Roger Fortier


    Don’t forget that other international symbol of Euro weakness Dutch defense minister Hans Hillen who said “People who thought that merely by throwing some bombs it would not only help the people, but also convince Kadafi that he could step down or alter his policy were a little bit naive.”

    Isn’t “throwing some bombs” exactly the technical prowess you’d hope for in a defense minister?

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  • Anonymous

    That’s hard to do even on purpose!

  • Bob Belvedere

    Quoted from and Linked to at: Stale Obama Banana Nut Bread Goes Moldy

  • Bob Belvedere

    On his way???

    Man, he’s already arrived, checked-in, and filled the ice bucket.

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