The following are excerpts from The American Spectator article by Ben Stein entitled, This Man Is Dangerous.
Let’s be clear about this: Barack Obama is a great disappointment.
He’s been in office six years now. He has traveled the world nonstop, as has his former Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. He does not have one single foreign policy success to show for it. Neither does Mrs. Clinton. His whole foreign policy effort has been a disaster.
He got us out of Iraq way too fast. (To be sure, and to be fair, we should not have been there in the first place.) He promised we would be out of Afghanistan way too fast. As a result, the terrorists are resurgent in both places. It is far worse — far, far worse — for the USA than when Saddam was running things and frankly, worse than when Russia was running things in Afghanistan. It is just a nightmare of witches brewing up terrorism in the whole region.
He has let the West be pushed all around by Putin, now revealed as a menacing man indeed. He has not sent meaningful aid to the Ukrainians. He has allowed Putin free rein to shoot down airliners of civilians, to use top level Russian weaponry to invade a sovereign nation, to make the USA a laughingstock of impotent bewilderment.
He is doing something about ISIS, but very little. He does nothing about the atrocities against Christians, women, girls, anyone whom the ISIS feel like beheading, raping, and murdering. As far as I can tell, he’s doing nothing about Boko Haram. If you look at a map of Africa, it is terrifying. From the Red Sea to the Atlantic, terrorists are killing everywhere. The march of violent Islam across Africa is blood-curdling and Obama does nothing to stop it.
But in this ghastly panorama, one nation stands out as the most bloodthirsty and violent and dangerous of all. Iran.
But guess who Obama has now decided is his best friend and partner in the world? Yes. You got it. Iran. He’s keeping Israel from bombing them. He’s trying to prevent the primary branch of government, the U.S. Congress, from hearing the Prime Minister of Israel speak on how best to keep Iran from getting a bomb.
This last part is truly unbelievable. Not only does Obama believe he can set immigration policy without legal authority from Congress. Now, he believes he is the only person, the Leader, who sets foreign and defense policy objectives and means. Yes, this clearly contradicts the Constitution, which places this duty and power in Congress, subject to the President’s execution of Congress’s law. But the Constitution is a scrap of paper to Mr. Obama. No more than a scrap of paper, as is anything that gets in his way.
Why should Israel and Israel’s friends in America trust an administration that screws up everything it touches and betrays every ally?
This man is dangerous.
Read more at The American Spectator.