“Not losing” is good enough for weak leaders

Ever since his apology tour in which President Obama toured the world to tell people how sorry he was that America had not always acted admirably in its relationships with various countries, I’ve been watching for other signs of his embarrassment of our nation.

After five or six years, I’ve come to the conclusion that he is not so much disloyal as he is weak. Always afraid to offend – he doesn’t even want his staff using the term “Islamic terrorist,” even when referring to the people who have vowed to destroy America in the name of Allah – he seems to care more about the feelings of people in other countries than he does American citizens.

In times of turmoil, people look to their leaders for strength and reassurance. After Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt soothed Americans’ fears by stating, “With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.”

During World War II, the British and people of other Allied nations gained confidence when Winston Churchill declared, “We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire.” When General Dwight Eisenhower addressed Allied D-Day troops, he said, “We will accept nothing less than full victory.”

Let’s compare those inspirational statements with what Obama recently said about the concern Americans have regarding the growing influence of ISIS around the world: “I don’t think we’re losing.”

Wow. I can’t tell you how much our president’s words filled me with hope for the future. I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly confident I feel that our leader is going to take care of this situation and make sure that our country is safe from this growing threat. Apparently “not losing” is good enough for him.

Regardless of your opinion of Obama’s domestic policies, how do you feel he has done in foreign affairs? Please chime in with your opinions.


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