CHARLOTTE, NC, March 1, 2015 – At least one major statesman is consistently making the correct observations about Barack Obama’s foreign policy. While others criticize and flail, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton continues to assess problems in the Middle East and the schism between the United States and Israel with clarity and common sense.
As part of his dedication to actually doing something proactive, Bolton has announced the formation of an organization that will, in his words, “provide the necessary platform, resources, and leadership to demonstrate to the world that we will recognize American exceptionalism not only in rhetoric, but also in deeds.”
Like many Americans, a high percentage of whom go unheard, Bolton is fed up with Barack Obama’s wishy-washy approach to international affairs. Unlike most Americans, the former ambassador has the resources to do something about it, and The Foundation for American Security and Freedom (FASF) is Bolton’s solution.
Bolton makes no apologies for his belief that the American people made a huge national security mistake by electing and re-electing Obama in 2008 and 2012. Nor does Bolton withdraw from his opinion that the President has made the world and the U.S. considerably weaker due to Obama’s insistence that American “strength and success in the world is part of the problem, not part of the solution.”
While the president pontificates about the needs for better education and does nothing about it, the mission of Bolton’s foundation is to prepare Americans for the 2016 presidential campaign so they will be better informed to vote for the candidate most capable of dealing with national security issues. In Bolton’s mind, national security should be among the top two or three issues confronting the candidates in 2016.
Much of the reasoning behind Bolton’s decision is his fear that the next two years may provide the most dangerous threats to American security in Obama’s tenure as president. Terrorists are not stupid. Obama is weak and his leadership has been non-existent during his first six years in office. Ambassador Bolton recognizes that Obama is a “known quantity” to the terror community, and he is easy to read. His successor will almost certainly be far more intimidating to deal with.
If the jihadists want to strike, “this is the time to do it,” Bolton says.
Among the ambassador’s primary concerns is the on-going “negotiations” with Iran over their nuclear arms program. Both the president and Secretary of State John Kerry are making noise to the effect that a speech to Congress next week by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could undermine the Iranian talks.
That amounts to a lot of flying rhetoric. Nothing can undermine the Iranian talks because the negotiations are nothing more than a diplomatic circus in the first place. If an agreement is indeed reached it will not be good for Israel, the West or the U.S. even though it will be boldly touted as such.
To begin with, Iran will not honor the treaty which will likely be broken before the ink dries.
Bolton considers Obama and his lackeys to be a far greater threat to international stability than Neville Chamberlain was prior to World War II because the White House truly believes that allowing Iran to possess nuclear weapons will help to “stabilize” the Middle East.
Whether Barack Obama is merely being provocative or playing politics, either approach in dealing with Iran is like giving an arsonist a can of gasoline and a book of matches.
As Abraham Millier pointed out in the New York Observer, “Barack Obama will go down in history as the American president who enabled the Shi’ite theocracy to become the region’s hegemonic power and looked the other way while Iran developed the bomb.”
In Obama-world, the plan is to kick the negotiation can ten years down the road so that he can do, as he always does, blame someone else for the problems in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, more people need to listen to John Bolton, pay attention to what he is saying and join his movement.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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