By Mike Thayer
Complaining about George W. Bush and the supposed tainted U.S. image around the globe was perhaps the top liberal argument back in 2008.
America's reputation has suffered under Bush, they said. Bush's actions are growing more terrorists and aggression, they said.
Well considering how much damage Obama has done to the reputation of the USA around the globe, how much MORE terrorism and aggression there is now compared to the Bush era, where are all those liberal voices now?
No President was ever mocked in Russia with a laser projection on the U.S. embassy in Moscow until Obama came along.
Last year, the United Nations released three damning reports detailing torture in Afghan facilities under Obama’s security watch.
GITMO, one of the main items liberals criticized, still exists despite Obama's promise to the U.S. and the world to close it down.
Russia has thumbed its nose at the U.S., harboring Edward Snowden and by invading Ukraine.
Israel thinks the U.S. now supports anti-semitism and the terrorist organization Hamas. Hamas has dug tunnels into Israeli terroritory from Gaza and has launched thousands of rocket attacks against Israeli cities. Co-founder Mahmoud Al-Zahar said he dreamed of “hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it.” In an August 2012 sermon, Ahmad Bahr, Deputy Speaker of the Hamas Parliament, called all Muslims to jihad: “Why? In order to annihilate those Jews.” He goes on, “Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, destroy the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count them one by one, and kill them all, without leaving a single one.”
Drone attacks have risen sharply under Obama. In 2011, a teenage American citizen, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, was taken out in a drone strike without a trial. In Pakistan alone, a country we're not at war with, Obama has authorized the launching of more than 300 drone strikes.
Obama condemned then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, supported his ouster in 2011, supported the radical Islamic group Muslim Brotherhood, which quickly proceeded to *cleanse* the country of any Christian presence.
In 2012 Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad would cross a “red line for us” and would trigger a U.S. military response. That line was crossed and Obama did nothing.
In Benghazi, Libya, the United States made numerous mistakes. Obama admin actions resulted in emboldened terrorist group confidence and an attack on the U.S. Consulate there. Four Americans were tragically and unnecessarily killed, to include Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the first U.S. Ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.
In regard to Libya, the tragedy above is the result of the chaos created by the Obama administration and their involvement in the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.
The killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in Afghanistan, the highest-ranked U.S. officer to be slain in combat since 1970 in the Vietnam War, demonstrates the Taliban terrorist presence in that country is on the rise, not in decline. American deaths have skyrocketed under Obama, topping 1,500. When Bush was president, the toll was 575.
The rise of the terrorist organization ISIS has occured under Obama's watch. ISIS, with the formation of one Islamic state in mind and killing anyone that gets in their way, now has control of over half of Syria, one-third of Iraq and just two days ago gained a foothold in Lebanon.
The rise of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has occured under Obama's watch. Boko Haram is a terrorist group receiving training from al Qaeda and abducted 200 Nigerian girls with plans to sell them.
China has sailed into Japanese waters trying to claim some islands that belong to Japan.
We're witnessing the complete collapse of the U.S. position of strength around the globe. We're witnessing terrorist activity that is on the rise like never before and aggression as never before since WWII. These events are as a result of Obama foreign policy.
Where is the liberal protest about our tarnished image? Where are the liberal complaints about the growth of terrorism and more aggression around the globe?
Those voices are silent and here's what you can take away from all this. Liberals don't know squat about foreign policy.
As the world burns and illegal aliens cross our southern border in record numbers, Obama plays golf and attends fund raisers.... And his cohorts and supporters are just fine with that.