Obama's poor judgment on foreign policy

Jennifer Rubin:
President Obama deployed the one person who had Osama bin Laden in his sites and failed to order his killing (Bill Clinton) to claim that Mitt Romney wouldn’t, when presented with the fruits of years of intelligence under the George W. Bush administration (as Obama was), order bin Laden’s assassination. The suggestion was so preposterous that not even mainstream media were sympathetic when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) unleashed a torrent of condemnation. A sample: “Shame on Barack Obama for diminishing the memory of September 11th and the killing of Osama bin Laden by turning it into a cheap political attack ad. This is the same President who once criticized Hillary Clinton for invoking bin Laden ‘to score political points.’ ” He then went on to condemn the hard strategic decisions that Obama shrank from during his presidency:
He turned his back on the people of Iran when they rose up to end their tyrannical, terrorist-supporting, Holocaust-denying government, giving them no assistance as they were crushed in the streets.
He has repeatedly thrown our ally Israel under the bus and jeopardized our shared security interests.
He tried to bring Khaled Sheikh Muhammed, the mastermind of 9/11, and other Al-Qaeda terrorists into the middle of New York City to stand trial in a civilian court.
He disregarded the advice of his military commanders and pulled all of our troops out of Iraq, and Al-Qaeda is making a comeback there as a result.
He disregarded the advice of his military commanders again by telling our enemies that we are leaving Afghanistan and then putting our mission and our troops at risk by short-changing our commanders on the ground.
He watches passively while the Assad regime in Syria, Iran’s closest ally, kills thousands of its own people in an unfair fight, and his response to this mass atrocity is to create an ‘Atrocities Prevention Board.’
McCain forgot Obama’s backing of Hugo Chavez’s stooge in Honduras, savaging the defense budget and our appeasement of Vladimir Putin (“reset” in Obama-ese).
But, hey, that's "smart diplomacy."   It is interesting how out of touch Obama is to think that foreign policy is a strength for him in this election.  This desperate attempt to make killing bin Laden an issue is so bad that it suggest panic in the Obama campaign.


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