Thursday, March 24, 2011
Our misguided 'one'
Domestically, Obama wages one statist battle after another; abroad, we’re witnessing his affinity for agitation as well. From Tunisia to Libya and everything in between, it seems as if Obama cares more about working from a foreign perspective for the Muslim World, picking and choosing who should maintain power and who should be toppled, instead of maintaining a U.S. perspective of what’s best for American interests, our security and our own internal struggles. Instead of dealing with dire economic concerns and increased joblessness at home, Obama seems to be more concerned with dismantling the Mubarak regime in Egypt and now Qaddafi in Libya abroad, of course, without getting his hands bloody. But what for? Rather than contemplate the ‘oil’ scenario we always hear from the choir, might we look at this a bit differently? Is there any coincidence that in both Egypt and Libya, there’s an opportunity to bargain with America’s enemies (the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda) over influential stakes in their own countries’ governments? We’ve seen Hamas become the ruling faction of the Palestinians and Hezbollah become a majority in Lebanon politics. Is this appeasement for perceived transgressions? Something to ponder about our misguided ‘one’.
Posted by an ebb and flow at 3:30 PM