A while back I posted the following entry:
The Obama Doctrine: Do What I Want And Lie About It Later
Now there is another Obama Doctrine: Be Nice TO Them And They Will Like Us
While the first is still in play domestically, the second seems to be his official foreign policy. The problem is that it doesn't work. Here are a couple of examples of how being nice to our enemies doesn't work:
Click here for story: Chavez: Obama Is Biting Off More Than He Can Chew
Click here for story: Iran Spurns Engagement On Nuclear Drive, Thwarting Obama Effort
Obama seems to think that being nice to bullies will make them stop being bullies. The truth is that bullies see being nice as a sign of weakness. Chavez and Ahmadinejad see Obama as someone they can manipulate. Someone they can push around. They have no fear of Obama. Do you think they feared George W. Bush? You know they did!
Even Quadaffi in Libya is starting to make noise again after being scared into submission for the last 6 years. What Obama is doing is making us less safe. He has become Carter when he should be more like Reagan.
Reagan knew that being tough and being bold would call our enemies' bluffs. And when you do that things happen like the Berlin wall coming down, or the Soviet empire collapsing.
When you act timid like Neville Chamberlain things like Hitler running roughshod over Europe occur. When you take a stand like Winston Churchill then things happen like the Allies winning WWII.
Teddy Roosevelt said "Speak softly and carry a big stick." Obama seems to want to enter the fray unarmed, and still speak softly. The results for our national security could be disastrous.