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Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's A Falling Camel Attracts Many Knives Thing

Dear America,

so, are we clear with THE FACT that Obama chose Biden for the vice president's job because BIDEN came with foreign policy credentials?

think back now...

Obama came with literally no foreign policy experience.  None. Zilch.  NaDa.

So now close your eyes....and picture the world today and yesterday.  Roam through the early days -- foreign policy wise -- when it was the president, right out of the box, apologizing and appeasing to the Islamic world; picture the brush up with Poland and the take away of missile defense; picture Cairo -- the "rise of democracy" beginning with peaceful protests here to a day when "history takes place;"  picture deals made with a handshake until after the election; picture deals with longtime allies brazenly broken;  picture the rushed meeting on the tarmac - only out of embarrassment - only after the world found out the president never met the guy running the war - with Gen. McCrystal (quick synopsis, here); picture Pakistan, Afghanistan, bin Laden; flash forward and picture his sophomoric speech to the United Nations, still laser-beamed focused on the video that was NOT to blame for the murder of the ambassador and three others lives...the day in the life being SEPTEMBER 25th no-less, when he says, 'There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy..."

It has been Obama, not Biden, who has led America in its foreign policy agenda.

It has been Obama, not Biden, who called for the Osama bin Laden raid -- the death being the cornerstone of the National Democratic Convention, and just imagine it, only days before the protests in the Middle East took place;  it was Biden who said “Mr. President, my suggestion is: don’t go.”  See here for details, by Marc Thiessen.

It has been Obama, not Biden, deciding the proper response time, the desired narrative, the intended message all through the days.

Ironic, isn't it -- looking back.

Americans got bamboozled.

It was nearly a month ago, almost to the day, when Romney was blasted by the president for "shooting first, taking aim later."   All just a part of the narrative unfolding...let's deflect and cry foul.

Romney's comments were made immediately after formal remarks coming out of the administration were heard worldwide.  So let's take them in order:

The administration, by way of the State Department, by way of the Embassy in Cairo, declared this:

"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
This message came from somewhere first; you don't just send this out to the Arab world without approval.*

For back up:  Here is a link to a new hot spot I found for opinion via DiploPundit; this day, dates back to September 14th; just love how he starts out...

"Anyway here’s the thing — Foreign Service officers are really, really excellent at following the chalked lines. You don’t see a lot of rogue and old diplomats for very good reasons. And they, certainly, do not suddenly forget their clearance procedures because they were confronted with a badly made, badly written and badly acted movie clip in YouTube; much less, defy a direct order from the State Department when it comes to an official statement for public consumption. Unless, of course, the officer is looking to commit a career suicide. And I’m not convinced that is the case with man of the hour, Larry Schwartz."

Romney's immediate response to Cairo's condemnation statement, was simply this:

"I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It's disgraceful that the Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."
* Now remember:   the Administration chose to distance itself from the statement made in Cairo nearly at the same time!

We are also well aware, now, that the statement which came out of Cairo came before the protests as a means to avert disaster; basically, calling out to all Arabs not to shoot, begging for reason; pleading to the Egyptian public not to overreact to the video, having heard rumblings of discontent in the area.

Here is a great interactive report with a time-line to walk you through the details; and who-knew, it's even from the NY Times...

BUT HERE'S an even better time-line...from The Heritage Foundation (unfortunately, being a post from October 8th, it comes without the added incriminating details from just yesterday's congressional hearing).

WITHIN 24 HOURS: everybody who is anybody in the administration knew LIBYA was attacked by terrorists. WITHIN 24 HOURS:  the video was not only beside the point -- it was never the point in Libya.  But WITHIN 24 HOURS: the story was crafted.  Now, talk about who's shooting first and taking aim later...

Let's bring this all together now.

And let's get one thing straight:  Biden is really nowhere to be found -- whether it be foreign or domestic, really.

And about the president's biggest mistake -- being unable to tell the story better -- every thing, as it turns out,  is about the narrative; every thing is about the way it looks, how it's perceived; it's always, and only, about the story -- whether it be true or false. [Go back and read Rules for Radicals, that should be your first clue]

But in the end, what we saw happening in Libya is really called -- now looking back -- a miscalculation.

Make no mistake.  It was Obama, as president, who elected to tell a story out of Egypt and Libya -- one that would make the most sense, and one that would align with the principles and policy of this administration and not make him look bad in the process.

  • It had to be something that denied any September 11th connection;
  • It had to be something that brought a little daylight  between the clear and present danger of having just spiked the football, of bin Laden's death, at convention, and really driving it home; 
  • It had to reinforce the false belief that Al Queda is no longer a threat, that he did it -- he killed 'it'; 
  • It had to be able to fit into a re-election campaign.
  • And some might even say, it had to point to an extremist being at fault -- someone like a Coptic-Christian extremist...yeah, yeah, that might be just the ticket...
  • IT certainly couldn't point to a security weakness, requests for reinforcements turned down, or anything having to do with a position of a general, albeit prevalent, perception of weakness all the way around. 
Let's remember the first pictures coming out of Egypt -- posters declaring "we're all Osama's now" and the people chanting "Obama, Obama, there's a billion Osama's".  Oh yes, the rise of democracy, indeed.

But let's be clear.  Biden has been a no show throughout.

Matter of fact, the administration works awfully hard at keeping Joe nip/tucked now.

Matter of fact, all things "Joe" haven't exactly worked out -- being the lead on the President's Jobs Council, being the lead at overseeing stimulus money.... These things are not exactly real winners, now are they? And how can we forget mr. big f*&%ing mouth and this is  a "big f*&*ing deal day"?

...now that was a good day in America, am I right?  am I right?

Libya is a mess; and it isn't for anything Romney said, suggested, or did.

Libya is a mess; and it isn't for anything Biden said, suggested, or did.

Libya is a mess; but as far as the ever-changing story, masterminded out of this administration, it begins as a serious miscalculation and ends badly.  [Lying is neither a good thing or a family value]

Libya -- along with the entire Middle East -- is a hot mess for America because of many things; and just like every other administration, only one man leads the way.  That man happens to be Barack Hussein Obama.

Ancient Arab Proverb says, 
“A falling camel attracts many knives.”

...basically meaning, weakness is provocative.  GO HERE for the super good back story on that.

Once upon a time... a real leader accepts all responsibility from the get go, through thick and thin, foreign and domestic, and slays the evil dragon(s)..

Make it a Good Day, G

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