We posted on Newsweek’s anti-American issue (one of many) several weeks ago here. We had no idea that Barack Hussein Obama was reading, studying, and planning to be the leader of the post-American world, or that he got his evolving strategy on Iran from a book. h/t Atlas
(wonder if that’s a U.S. flag pin on the lapel?)
We haven’t read the book, but in his Newsweek article, Zakaria proffers this:
Some point to the dangers posed by countries like Iran. These rogue states present real problems, but look at them in context. The American economy is 68 times the size of Iran’s. Its military budget is 110 times that of the mullahs. Were Iran to attain a nuclear capacity, it would complicate the geopolitics of the Middle East. But none of the problems we face compare with the dangers posed by a rising Germany in the first half of the 20th century or an expansionist Soviet Union in the second half. Those were great global powers bent on world domination. If this is 1938, as some neoconservatives tell us, then Iran is Romania, not Germany.
It looks like Obama either read Newsweek or the book as he proffers this:
“Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us…Iran, they spend 1/100th of what we spend on the military. If Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn’t stand a chance.”
Is Obama formulating his foreign policy from a book? A book written by a Muslim from India who believes the U.S. is past its prime and in demise? It sure seems that way. Maybe that is the section he so diligently saved while walking on the tarmac, which appears to be one of the first chapters, possibly Chapter 3 entitled “A Non-Western World?”. FYI – Obama mentioned on page 255.
Good friend John Zogby, who helped Obama along in the primaries by fixing his polls, has also written a book describing what, apparently, he and Obama share as a vision for their post-American world. The Way We’ll Be – The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream by John Zogby
Obama & Newsweek continue to be on the same foreign policy page. During the presidential campaign Hussein Obama declared:
Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. We should acknowledge this and realize that when we’re formulating policies from the state house to the Senate floor to the White House…
Coincidentally, just days before Obama was in Turkey, a Muslim nation, touting that same “we don’t consider ourselves a Christian nation” rhetoric, Newsweek published a spread entitled, The End of Christian America. It’s not only a post-American world, according to Obama and Newsweek it’s a post Christian-American world in which we should accept and live with radical Islam.
More Obama chicanery from around the blogosphere:
QUESTION: What would you do with Blackwater? (link)
OBAMA: I am not a believer in private contractors as a mechanism for serving our — this United States.
…whoa, stopped himself from simply saying “our United States” which is apparently different from “that” United States he wants to be president of…
Obama rewrites WWII history – classic obama bullshit
And so it begins – Barack Obama approves civil disobedience and trespassing in Chicago