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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Pot... Kettle... Black...

If - and it's a big IF because I haven't looked into it - Scott Walker is not a foreign policy expert, he at least has an excuse: He's been Governor of Wisconsin for the last four years. Wisconsin doesn't have (or shouldn't need) a foreign policy. Barack Hussein Obama has been President of the United States for the last six years, and proves day after day how a bad foreign policy can be worse than no foreign policy. Yet is was Obama who told NPR on Tuesday that Walker needs to 'bone up' on foreign policy (Hat Tip: Memeorandum). Pot... kettle... black....
Obama scoffed at Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's suggestion that he would, on Day 1, revoke any nuclear agreement with Iran if he is elected president.
"It would be a foolish approach to take," Obama said in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, "and perhaps Mr. Walker — after he's taken some time to bone up on foreign policy — will feel the same way."
"I am confident that any president who gets elected," Obama told Inskeep, "will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won't start calling [into] question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries. If that starts being questioned, that's going to be a problem for our friends and that's going to embolden our enemies."
Actually, no. Obama's agreement with Iran is one the likes of which have not been seen since Neville Chamberlain traded Czechoslovakia for 'peace in our time' in 1938.

In the meantime, Walker responded. 
"President Obama's failed leadership has put him at odds with many across the country, including members of his own party, and key allies around the world. Americans would be better served by a president who spent more time working with governors and members of Congress rather than attacking them. Whether it is cutting a bad deal with Iran, calling ISIS the JV squad, or touting Yemen as a success story, Obama's lack of leadership has hurt America's safety and standing in the world."
Indeed. And it's high time that we all said so. 

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