Experience Counts

My latest column is up at Right Wing News!

Here is an excerpt:

 

Finally, the global community knows that the leader of the World’s Largest Superpower is a statesman who can take control on the international stage and get things done while other, lesser leaders are left floundering around trying to either turn their gaffes into global policy, or trying to keep their gaffes from becoming global policy.  The leader I’m referring to, of course, is Vladimir Putin.

 

When Barack Obama went out on the campaign trail and drew his “red line” for Syria, it was widely acknowledged as a mistake – no world leader worth his salt would box himself in with a statement like that…but the Community-Organizer-In-Chief, likely not realizing the ramifications of his statement, let it be.  By all appearances, the administration’s entire push for war is based solely on President Obama’s desire to rescue what little credibility he might have left on the world stage…and let’s be honest here – it’s working great so far, isn’t it?

 

It was truly embarrassing to watch President Obama leave the G20 summit like a dog with his tail between his legs, as the international support he was hoping to garner just failed to materialize – primarily because President Obama seems to be the only world leader who doesn’t realize that the outcome of Syria’s civil war really becomes a national security concern to nations across the globe if the rebels win…which makes punishing Assad a bit less of a priority than Barack Obama and John Kerry would lead us all to believe.

 

Continue reading here.

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