Hugh Hewitt has done an excellent OP in the Washington Post. If you agree with him or not, 2020 is going to be about National Security. I ask, do we want more of a military ready for possible challenges? Or a country that wants to focus on bringing back the social wars and programs of President Obama’s.
Guns or Butter? Wall or Food Stamps? Manufacturing or more imports? Those are our choices. Let’s look at what Hugh Hewitt had to say about the Obama National Security.
In the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States traveled a path from euphoria through catastrophe into confusion, one which ultimately led President Barack Obama into the fantastical view that he could remake the world by ignoring its truths. The “Nixon Trap” — the attempt to turn the world upside down via a deft diplomatic move — ensnared Obama and led him to abandon realities around the world. He gave away the store to Iran’s mullahs. He offered a reset button to Vladimir Putin (which when pushed gave Moscow Crimea) and legitimacy to the remnants of Castroism, while turning a cold shoulder to Israel and a blind eye to the misery in Venezuela. The chaos of Libya that followed our intervention there was swept under the rhetorical rug. The Syrian genocide was met with shrugged shoulders and erased red lines. Our troops were abruptly pulled from Iraq in 2011, while the president deemed the then-fledgling Islamic State a “JV team.” North Korea’s sprint to a 60-weapon nuclear arsenal was hidden from public view. China was emboldened to militarize the South China Sea even as its “Belt and Road” strategy indebted many countries rulers to Beijeng’s agenda.
In closing,, let’s look at what is ahead of us. Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, and the Middle East to just to name a few. This is not the time to think about or stress Social Programs.
What say you?
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