Mr. President, you waltzed into office thinking your silver tongue would sooth the savage beasts and that the despots of the world would magically fall into line simply by hearing the words "president" and Obama in the same sentence. You gave soaring speeches apologizing to the world for the ills caused by the United States throughout history.
You excoriated George Bush while you were a senator, a presidential candidate and as president for not winning the peace in Iraq and Afghanistan. You blamed Bush for the unrest in the Middle East. Voters believed you would be better at foreign policy simply because you used a funny accent when pronouncing Pakistan and Taliban.
Mr. President, to paraphrase your favorite racist minister concerning recent events, it looks like your chickens have come home to roost. This week, radical Islamists brutally murdered our Libyan ambassador along with three others. American embassies are being attacked throughout the Middle East, and the region looks like a tinderbox.
Even though we're under your "leadership," Americans continue to die in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran is going nuclear, and Russia is going Cold War. Welcome to George Bush's world, Mr. President. How does it feel to be wearing his shoes when things go badly?
Yet with all of these failings, you have somehow convinced the media and many Americans that you are a foreign policy genius by simply being lucky enough to be president when Osama bin Laden was killed.
Instead of examining your Mideast policy, the mainstream media and the left are indignant at Mitt Romney for being critical of your administration's first "response" after the embassy attacks in Cairo. Mr. President, you even piped up that "Romney shoots first and aims later." Anyone with a brain knows that Romney merely responded to your administration's blatant apology for a supposed anti-Islam movie that nobody has even seen.
Mr. President, you cannot blame Bush or Romney for this mess because your own administration fanned the flames of your being the apologizer in chief with the following statement: "The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions." Please tell me again who actually shot first without aiming.
To top it all, Mr. President, you can't find time in your campaign schedule to meet face to face with our biggest ally in the region, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. President, you came into office acting like you were going to make friends with our enemies; yet the last three and a half years with Israel shows you can't even make friends with our friends.
Team Obama claims there was a scheduling conflict but that you spoke with Netanyahu by phone. Scheduling conflict -- are you kidding me? The Middle East is on fire, while at the same time a radical union is possibly forming between Egypt, Iran and Syria, and you won't publically meet with Israel? Mr. President, if you're sincere about a strong bond between Israel and the U.S., then now is the time for you to accept Netanyahu's invitation to meet and to make a public appearance together.
It's time for the two countries to send a strong message to the radical Islamists that the world will not tolerate their acts of violence. It's time for you to live up to your own diplomatic expectations. Maybe it will help if David Letterman allows both of you to appear together.
And Mr. President, the next time your administration wants to apologize, try directing it at your predecessor.
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