Friday, May 30, 2014

Sorry Obama, America is With Ron Paul

-Daniel McAdams

President Obama on Wednesday delivered one of the most bellicose foreign policy speeches of his presidency.

Promising more, not less, US interventionism overseas, the president told the graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point:
[T]he question each of you will face, is not whether America will lead but how we will lead, not just to secure our peace and prosperity but also extend peace and prosperity around the globe.
Translation: US will continue to use force overseas to remake the world in the neocon and "humanitarian" interventionists' image. But, considering the results of each and every intervention over the past 14 years, where is the "peace and prosperity" he promises. Afghanistan? Iraq? Libya? Syria? Ukraine? Mali?

Is anyone vacationing in a newly peaceful and prosperous Tripoli this summer?

He also turned to the offensive jingoism so familiar during the Bush years:
So the United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. That has been true for the century past, and it will be true for the century to come.
But that means that all other nations are dispensable. Did his speechwriters not even consider how insulting that is to the rest of the world? If you are a "dispensable" nation, that means you can be dispensed with without moral qualm.

And more interventionism under cover of the NATO alliance: