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Monday, May 16, 2011

Ineptitude or Treason, Perhaps a bit of Both?

Perhaps the place to begin is with the boy genius's assessment of matters in Egypt.  His blundering has severely alienated our most reliable Mideastern Arab ally Saudi Arabia.  The following is from a report by Tom Brokaw.  Brokaw's sentiments seem to align a bit to the left of center; still, he had the integrity to broadcast an honest and accurate report concerning the ineptitude of a president whom he has supported.

After remarking on the difficulty of establishing democracy in the Middle East, Brokaw said that Defense Secretary Robert Gates “will face some tough questions in this region about the American intentions going on now with all this new turmoil, especially in an area where the United States has such big stakes politically and economically.”

“And a lot of those questions presumably will come from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia,” reported Brokaw on the Nightly News. “I was told on the way in here that the Saudis are so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt that it sent high level emissaries to China and Russia to tell those two countries that Saudi Arabia now is prepared to do more business with them.”

It’s almost as if Mr. Obama is trying to lose all our country’s allies in the Middle East.   (emphasis added)  Almost indeed!  We will be in deep kimchee if we lose access to Saudi oil.  The One is a national embarrassment who brings to mind memories of Jimmy Carter's lusting in his heart for the Polish people.

O-buma's foreign policy weakens us diplomatically, militarily, and strategically; his domestic policy weakens us economically and balkanizes us politically.  He has made our porous border with Mexico exponentially worse and derides border security advocates.  However, only days before this tacky sarcasm, The Investigative Project on Terrorism had reported (April 29, 2011) about the sentencing of a Somali terrorist who had been smuggling his fellow Jihadists into the US for some time.

Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane pleaded guilty in November to two counts of making false statements on his 2008 asylum application. On the application, Dhakane failed to report his connections to two terrorist organizations and that he ran a smuggling operation out of a hotel in Brazil which brought members of one of those terrorist groups into the U.S.
Mark Wagoner, an FBI special agent assigned to the San Antonio Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), told the court Thursday that Dhakane provided the names of seven of his smuggling clients linked to the Somali-based terrorist organizations Al-Ittihad Al-Islami (AIAI), Council of Islamic Courts (CIC), and al-Shabaab.

While these individuals have been named, Dhakane was also involved in smuggling hundreds of individuals into the United States working for another well-known smuggler based out of São Paulo...the total number of people affiliated with terrorist groups whom Dhakane smuggled into the country isn't known.

Smooth move, O-buma.  Rather than a moat with alligators, perhaps we would be better served by stocking the Rio Grande with crocodiles.  Nonetheless, it is not immediately clear whether this sort of buffoonery is merely a smoke screen that hides treasonous motivation.  In another treacherous act, Barack, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi ran up another one trillion dollars in debt, and the results of this squandering have proved detrimental. 

This article is titled "A Verdict on Obama's 'Stimulus' Plan."  Its synopsis of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's dubious accomplishments is distressing.  Our benchmark results suggest that the ARRA created/saved approximately 450 thousand state and local government jobs and destroyed/forestalled roughly one million private sector jobs. State and local government jobs were saved because ARRA funds were largely used to offset state revenue shortfalls and Medicaid increases rather than boost private sector employment. The majority of destroyed/forestalled jobs were in growth industries including health, education, professional and business services.

So the American people borrowed and spent close to a trillion dollars to destroy a net of more than one-half million jobs. Does President Obama understand this? I very much doubt it. When he expressed puzzlement at the idea that the stimulus money may not have been well-spent, and said that "spending equals stimulus," he betrayed a shocking level of economic ignorance.  The chart below shows that the taxpayers bought half a million bureaucrats and lost one million private sector jobs by borrowing another trillion dollars.

Was this mere incompetence or was it an intentional act to facilitate national bankruptcy? 

"Jobs must be our number one focus," this was from Obama's first State of the Union address, and what a fine job he's done of it too.  Perhaps if he would stop hindering the oil companies, they could create over a million new jobs and generate over $194 billion in revenue for the government, increase petroleum supplies, and the price of gasoline could fall.  That is, it could be done if the left-wingers who have been controlling this president allow us to get out of the green oxcart that we are riding into ruin and allow capitalism's hot rod engine to resume pulling our economic train.

May your gods be with you. 

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