In recent appearances Obama is trying to win back some moderate voters and the Republicans voting in Rush Limbaugh’s operation Chaos by stating that he would hearken back to the successful foreign policies of Ronald Reagan and Bush 41.
That’s the most politically opportunistic bald-faced lie that Obama’s made so far in a campaign that’s become full of controversy after the Reverend Wright “revelations.”
Somehow I can’t picture Obama putting nuclear missiles forward into Afghanistan and staring steely-eyed at the Communist Party in China until Tibet, North Korea, and Myanmar were freed from vassallage to China’s imperialist drive in the Asian Continent as President Reagan did with the Soviets in Europe.
Rather than supporting the Strategic Defense Initiative, he would instead be tearing it down, as his firm allies Ted Kennedy and John Kerry were at the time. (Indeed, they have ever since, and currently support the initiatives to delay and then defund Ballistic Missile Defense along with Barck Obama and Harry Reid.) Rather than supporting a firm stance against the communists, he would have been talking about Nuclear winter, as most of his older supporters were at the time.
Rather than aiding the fragile governments of our southern neighbors against communist insurgencies, he’d probably side with the insurgents. After all he has the endorsement of FARC and Danny Ortega already.
Do you really think the anti-war candidate would have gone to war against Saddam in Gulf War I as President Bush 41 did? I don’t think so — rather Obama would stand for non-intervention as President Carter did even while three countries per year were falling to Communist Tyranny and Pol Pot was murdering a million Cambodians on Carter’s watch.
The clear difference between President Reagan and Barack Obama is in vision. Reagan looked ahead at things to come and prepared us for them, Obama’s political allies in the senate and house are playing “death through delay” with the rest of the Ballistic Missile defense program right now.
What’s Barack doing to stop one of the keystones of President Reagan’s defense policy from being pulled? He’s actively trying to tear it out of the arch of our strategic defense program. In February he pledged to cut Ballistic Missile Defenses.
Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.
I will not weaponize space.
I will slow our development of future combat systems.
And I will institute an independent “Defense Priorities Board” to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.
Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.
Somehow I don’t think the press is going to call him on this outlandish speech, but it’s clearly a whopper. Barrack’s campaign is smoke and mirrors, it’s time the press asked him what his policy is on Taiwan, Myanmar, Tibet, North Korea, and South America. I mean we can guess a bit on South America since he’s said he would talk to Hugo Chavez and Castro, but what about the rest of the looming world problems?
Update: Other Obama Lies…
Why has he sometimes said his first name is Arabic, and other times Swahili? Why did he make up names in his first book, as the introduction acknowledges? Why did he say two years ago that he would “absolutely” serve out his Senate term, which ends in 2011, and that the idea of him running for president this cycle was “silly” and hype “that’s been a little overblown”?
Update: If you want a clear contrast with Obama’s naivete on foreign policy, here’s some good analysis from Lee Cary at American Thinker.