like to comment on Vice President Biden's nonsensical rant:
“When we took office, let me remind you, there was
virtually no international pressure on Iran. We were the problem. We were
diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in Europe. We were neither
fully respected by our friends nor feared by our opponents. Today is it
starkly, starkly different."
First of all,
his statements are incorrect. Under President Bush we did have an effective coalition
of countries. Though the media downplayed their roles significantly, we have
gotten support world-wide, and soldiers not only from America but also these
countries perished in the battle against terror. Vice President Biden belittles
all these countries’ support and effectively spits on the grave of their brave
soldiers who lost their lives in the fight.
I came across
the casualty list as of 2006 in our coalition fight against terror: Britain, 119; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria,
13; Spain, 11; Denmark, 6; Slovakia, 3; El Salvador, 3; ; Thailand, 2; Estonia,
2; The Netherlands, 2; Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, and Latvia, 1
Has the Vice President forsaken
these men and woman? Obviously, their commitment in the Middle East has been
meaningless to him and most probably to the whole Obama administration.
Also, I find the thought that we
were not feared by our opponents under the Bush administration completely
wrong. Say what you will about our former president but one thing you can’t say
was that he was weak with the military. On the contrary, when Bush was in power
countries were definitely on alert and knew a patriot missile could be headed
there way at any minute.
In contrast to Bush, let’s look
at Obama. After a world-wide apology tour, cutting military expenditures and
wanting terrorist combatants to have a trial in civilian court, Obama has made
the United States the laughing stock of the world. Not only do countries like
Iran not fear us but instead they are emboldened by our complacency. He sits
back and talks to Iran while they bring their nuclear capabilities underground
where they can’t be attacked. He watches patiently as the Muslim Brotherhood
take over Egypt. He kindly asked Iran to please give our drone back instead of
selling it to China. He pleaded with Israel to go back to its 1967 borders which
cannot be defended.
The facts are clear Mr. Biden.
The world no longer fears us. As the terrorists and terror-supporting countries
watch as our president cuts our military and stands idly by during these
troubled times, they are just waiting patiently for the right opportunity to
strike. It may not be today but when Obama has weakened our country militarily and
financially to the point of impotence, they will be waiting- and prepared.