Obama Foreign Policy
By Marion Algier – AskMarion
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Netanyahu gave speech at 2015 AIPAC – Precursor to U.S. Congress Speech
Is the world a safer place since Obama was made President of the United States?
I felt a need to paint a new image to capture the delicate situation we face as Americans.
What has happened since he’s been in office? Where is the stability and peace in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, China and North Korea? How are our veterans doing? Are American citizens safer as they travel abroad?
When the balance of the world seems to stand on the edge of a knife, where is our President?
I hope this painting will not become prophetic in its meaning.
Since Obama has been President he has played over 200 rounds of golf.
THIS is not a game.
This is Obama’s Foreign Policy.
What has he done?
· Weakened Egypt and the rise of the Arab spring. http://solutions.heritage.org/middle-east/ http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/04/02/why-obama-failed-in-the-middle-east/
· Toppled Libya, which led to the emboldening of Al Qaida and the Benghazi Massacre. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-where-was-obama-during-benghazi-ask-the-white-house- http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/05/02/the-6-biggest-lies-about-benghazi/ diarist/2014/05/12/70c6b898-d9cc-11e3-bda1-9b46b2066796_story.html
· Embarrassment in Syria and the “red line.” http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/opinion/cupp-obama-syria/
· Gave away multiple Guantanamo Bay prisoners who returned to ISIS and Al Qaida for an AWOL soldier who caused the lives of American servicemen. http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/06/reports-show-danger-releasing-gitmo-terrorists-obama-frees-5/
· Demoralized our military and has done little or nothing to strengthen the VA hospitals even after exposed corruption. http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2014/06/why-is-the-va-scandal-a-foreign-policy-issue/
· Removed missiles from Ukraine and opened the door to Russian forces. http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/mar/23/mitt-romney/romney-obama-stopped-missile-defense-shield-gift-r/
· Emboldened Iran’s nuclear plans at Israel’s expense. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-emerging-iran-nuclear-deal-raises-major-concerns-in-congress-and-beyond/2015/02/05/4b80fd92-abda-11e4-ad71-7b9eba0f87d6_story.html
· Continued to insult Israel and create a volatile environment in the Middle East. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/barack-obama-benjamin-netanyahu-israel-114750.html
· Done little to oppose North Korea. http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/04/politics/robert-menendez-hits-obama-on-north-korea-cuba/
· Removed troops from Iraq without an exit strategy. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142204/rick-brennan/withdrawal-symptoms
· Removal of troops from Afghanistan without an exit strategy. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-will-obama-repeat-his-iraq-mistakes-in-afghanistan/2014/06/23/fd935084-facd-11e3-b1f4-8e77c632c07b_story.html
· Improper use of drones in Pakistan and Yemen with many civilian casualties. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/01/american-drones-killed-civilians-bombing-cambodia-vietnam-war-died-911.html
· Killing of American citizens abroad in the name of national security. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/world/middleeast/07yemen.html
· Soft on ISIS in the wake of horrific attacks in the Middle East. http://www.nairaland.com/1890136/why-obama-soft-isis
· Insistence not to mention radical Islam as a major threat to American interests. http://conservativetribune.com/oliver-north-enemy-radical-islam/