Political Correctness Has Crippled America From Being Safe
“When I am president, we will wage the war that has to be won, with a comprehensive strategy with five elements: getting out of Iraq and on to the right battlefield in Afghanistan and Pakistan; developing the capabilities and partnerships we need to take out the terrorists and the world’s most deadly weapons; engaging the world to dry up support for terror and extremism; restoring our values; and securing a more resilient homeland.” Senator Barack Obama (then presidential candidate) August 7, 2008
How hollow and contrary his words and his actual actions and results have been since he took the oath of office.
If George W. Bush's biggest mistake was to invade Iraq based on WMDs and lack of evidence of harming al Qa'eda, President Obama's has 4-5 arguments on which is the biggest foreign policy blunder. Each of them influenced by political correctness.
1) His embracing of the "Arab Spring", was a naive and terrible decision. It helped to empower many radical Muslims and removed lesser dangers from moderate, admittedly imperfect Arab regimes in the Middle East. The net result was a civil war in Egypt with the United States on the wrong side of history, backing the radical Muslim Brotherhood who began persecuting Christians soon after Obama hleped them to seize power. In addition, we helped to take down the notorious (yet cooperating) Muammar Gaddafi and left in his wake a rudderless rebuilding of Libya which cost American diplomats and security assets their lives. Hundreds of millions of American dollars were spent on an area with virtually no American influence and instead much of it controlled by ISIS today. While the U.S. consulate was under attack in Benghazi, the administration spent far more time creating a lie about what happened than they did in deciding how to save the lives that were eventually lost.
2) Pulling the U.S. military out of Iraq to please his liberal base. Despite frantic warnings by the best minds in the Pentagon, President Obama stubbornly began the exodus of American troops out of Iraq, not based on levels of security and pacified regions, but on the calendar. The vacuum of American military deterrence created the space and predictable chaos for ISIS to form and begin their monstrous, murderous caliphate. Not only did Obama's decision allow for that, but the president misidentified the threat once it was apparent, calling them. a "Junior Varsity" to the Sunni/al Qa'eda insurgency threat president Bush had successfully defeated there.
3) Iran Nuclear Deal. President Obama was wise to wait for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to end her time serving in that capacity and for appointing Senator John Kerry (D-MA). Most conservatives understand what a buffoon Kerry is, but he has provably shown himself as a credible thinker in the minds of Europeans and American Democrats and one would have to agree, Kerry was far better equipped to sell the crazy idea of granting Iran the path to nuclear weapons than Hillary Clinton on her best day.
No matter the messenger though, this was a terrible idea to which there is no reversal without much violence. The Iranians shouted to the world that Kerry was lying to the American public right in the middle of negotiations and promised the world that they would make no promises not to weaponize! This will, over the next 20 years, create a nuclear arms race among the most dangerous of regimes, many of which we can expect to be toppled by mostly unknown agendas and players.
4) Arming un-vetted Syrian factions. Now the administration would argue that the rebels in Syria, fighting Assad's regime were carefully vetted by American intelligence but the facts are again in contrast to the narrative of Obama. Almost $1B was spent arming and training Syrians, most of whom have since joined ISIS and brought the American bought weapons and training knowledge with them. Maybe Obama remembered Reagan's instructions incorrectly. It's "trust but verify", not "trust then verify".
5) President Obama is willing to allow tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into American communities, apparently with the same vetting process used by those who armed the Syrian "rebels" who joined ISIS! We can expect a spike in terrorist activity inside the United States mostly due to the president's politically correct, delicate approach to domestic security. San Bernadino, Fort Hood and Orlando is only the beginning. The "JV" team is easily creating soldiers through the internet and can provably motivate devastating strikes anywhere in the world while Obama, Clinton and Kerry stare in disbelief.