Jueves, 30 de julio de 2009

Obama's anti-democratic policy

July 30, 8:57 AM

Pres. Bush II started out upholding democracy.  Liberals criticized him for it.   Pres. Obama immediately abandoned and even opposed democratic movements.

“FROM IRAN to Venezuela to Cuba, from Myanmar to North Korea to China, from Sudan to Afghanistan to Iraq to Russia to Syria to Saudi Arabia, the Obama
administration has systematically taken human rights and democracy promotion
off America's agenda.  In their place, it has advocated ‘improving America's image,’ multilateralism and a moral relativism that either sees no distinction between dictators and their victims or deems the distinctions immaterial to the advancement of US interests.”

The President of Honduras violated a Supreme Court order against one of his moves against democracy.  He replaced the Army chief as another.  His Congress deposed him, but the U.S. has calls that a “coup.”  

”While Obama's supporters champion his ‘realist’ policies as a welcome departure from the ‘cowboy diplomacy’ of the Bush years, the fact of the matter is that in country after country, Obama's supposedly pragmatic and non-ideological policy has either already failed - as it has in North Korea - or is in the process of failing.  The only place where Obama may soon be able to point to a success is in his policy of coercing Israel to adopt his anti-Semitic demand to bar Jews from building homes in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria.” 

These policies are impractical.  For example, the Arabs now believe they need not to move toward peace, because Obama will make Israel yield to them.  [Their demands would render Israel vulnerable to conquest by them.]

“Why, with blood running through the streets of Iran, is he still interested in appeasing the mullahs?  Why, with Venezuela threatening to invade Honduras
for Zelaya, is he siding with Zelaya against Honduran democrats?  Why, with
the Palestinians refusing to accept the Jewish people's right to self-determination, is he seeking to expel some 500,000 Jews from their homes in the interest of appeasing the Palestinians?  Why, with North Korea threatening to attack the US with ballistic missiles, is he refusing to order the USS John McCain to interdict the suspected North Korean missile ship it has been trailing for the past two weeks?  Why, when the Sudanese government continues to sponsor the murder of Darfuris, is the administration claiming that the genocide in Darfur has ended?”

”The only reasonable answer to all of these questions is that far from being non-ideological, Obama's foreign policy is the most ideologically driven since Carter's tenure in office.  If when Obama came into office there was a question about whether he was a foreign policy pragmatist or an ideologue, his behavior in his first six months in office has dispelled all doubt.  Obama is moved by a radical, anti-American ideology that motivates him to dismiss the importance of democracy and side with anti-American dictators against US allies.”

”For his efforts, although he is causing the US to fail to secure its aims as
he himself has defined them in arena after arena, he is successfully securing the support of the most radical, extreme leftist factions in American politics.”  (http://www.imra.org.il/ -- Independent Media Research & Analysis, 6/30 from Caroline Glick.)

I agree, but am less puzzled about Obama.  Remember his candidacy’s zig-zagging daily, not only on his policies but on what he had said?   Remember his legislative record of voting “present,” so as to duck almost all controversial issues?  He avoids unpopular stands on issues not central to his ideology.  This may be clever but it also is cowardly and unethical.  Also unethical is his posture, at odds with his policies.

I find that in some key ways, every President is worse than his predecessor.  That is subjective -- current pain always seems more intense than past pain. 

To further round out our view of Obama policy on democracy,
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Author: Richard Shulman

Tags: Obama Honduras

Publicado por Corazon7 @ 15:19
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