Our esteemed leader seems to think that sucking up to our enemies makes us stronger.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Defending his brand of world politics, President Barack Obama said Sunday that he "strengthens our hand" by reaching out to enemies of the United States and making sure that the nation is a leader, not a lecturer, of democracy.
Obama's foreign doctrine emerged across his four-day trip to Latin America, his first extended venture to a region of the world where resentment of U.S. power still lingers. He got a smile, handshakes and even a gift from incendiary leftist leader Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and embraced overtures of new relations from isolated Cuban President Raul Castro.
"The whole notion was that if we showed courtesy or opened up dialogue with governments that had previously been hostile to us, that that somehow would be a sign of weakness," Obama said, recalling his race for the White House and challenging his critics today.
"The American people didn't buy it," Obama said. "And there's a good reason the American people didn't buy it — because it doesn't make sense."
Unfortunately the thugs of the world don't see it that way (see, Hitler: Czechoslovakia subheading: appeasement) By grinning and playing footsie with the dictators of the Americas, Obama sends a clear message to them and the rest of the world: We will not lift a finger to stop you and we really just want you to like us. See I thought the Presidential oath of office was: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." In the new regime, it is the solemn duty of the President of the United States to make other countries like us and really, really hope dictators will give him books about what a terrible country he leads. Obama is fulfilling the obligation of his own perverse brand of the office of the President quite nicely. You can see the approval written all over the smug faces of the enemies of freedom.