CHARLOTTE, S.C., February 17, 2014 – Other than the art of oration, which is contingent upon an operational teleprompter, Barack Obama is a master of the “four Ds”: dishonesty, dodging, deception and diversion.
Just as Hillary Clinton changed her hairstyles to change the subject, when things go awry for the Prevaricator-in-Chief, he buries himself in other failed policies, foreign and domestic. With the pendulum swinging against Obamacare, it is time for the president to board Air Force One for a new series of Middle East summits.
Obama’s near future holds face-to-face sessions with the leaders of Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. While these meetings are an opportunity for the president to skip town for a while, there is little to be accomplished other than giving his adoring fans in the media something different to write about.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been in Israel so often lately that he may now own a section of the Wailing Wall. U.S. deals with Iran over its nuclear program have been yet another slap in Israel’s face, not the first in Obama’s five year effort to appease the Muslim world.
The president continues to believe he can negotiate with terrorist regimes because he still believes he has a direct link to Allah. Meanwhile, his Islamic foes keep thumbing their noses at American naiveté while going about their business as usual.
No one other than a dishonest U.S. journalist believes Obama has the best interests of Israel at heart, so a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t even good theater any more. But as the PR effort proceeds anyway, the Arab World will continue to burn and, most important to Obama, Obamacare will fade away for a few days.
Who would have ever imagined that Israel and Saudi Arabia would be closer allies in the early years of the 21st century than the U.S. and either of those countries?
The Saudis, who have never been known for their bravado, sent a clear message to the United States last year when they refused a place on the United Nations Security Council. Obama’s Iranian policies have been a primary reason for Saudi Arabia’s split from the U.S. to establish a new alliance with Israel and possibly Russia. Both Israel and Saudi Arabia, which are regional neighbors with Iran, have similar fears of a nuclear Iran, but America and Obama know best from thousands of miles away.
Talk is cheap, they say, but not when Obama does the talking. Taxpayer money would be well-spent in the Middle East if it weren’t intended as political cover for a president determined to ignore the Constitution.
Egypt, Libya and Syria are all proof of the high price of Obama’s talk. His “red line” in Syria was drawn in blood with a non-solution solution that got the president and John Kerry out of a self-created box.
The civil war in Syria has been raging almost as long as Obama has been in office, with Kerry demonstrating how useless an American secretary of state can be. It matters little to this political Laurel and Hardy team that the regime of Bahar Assad is winning in Syria. Despite the fact that talks in Geneva broke down last week — to the surprise of no one but the O and K team — they still believe they can sip tea, eat crumpets and resolve centuries of conflict through conversation.
The president’s standard response is that while the situation in Syria is “fluid,” his administration continues to explore “every possible avenue” for a solution.
According to Obama, we have been “exploring every possible solution” on every issue for five years: Benghazi, Boston marathon bombings, Syria, Libya, Egypt, NSA, IRS, and on and on. So much so that we now have twice as many “avenues” on this administration’s road to disaster.
As the president would say, “Let me be perfectly clear,” the upcoming Middle Eastern summits will be a waste of time, business will continue as usual and more taxpayer money will be spent to kick Barack Obama’s pathetic legacy a little further down the road.
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). Read more of What in the World and Bob Taylor at Communities Digital News.