Cartoon via Atlantic Council
Decline Is A Choice is a great piece by Charles Krauthammer to sober you up in case you’re ready to take a break from the hilarity and hijinx that ensued as a result of Obama’s ridiculous win of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hillsdale College Professor Paul Rahe writes:
Krauthammer’s point is simple and unassailable. There is, he argues, an intimate connection between the foreign policy being pursued by the Obama administration and its domestic policy. The work undertaken in the domestic sphere by what I have called “Obama’s wrecking crew” will, he points out, put a stop to the pattern of dynamic economic growth that made it possible for the United States to defeat Japan, contribute decisively to the defeat of Nazi Germany, contain communism, and ultimately defeat and prepare the way for the dismemberment of the Soviet Union.
It will produce economic stagnation of the sort that the Europeans have suffered from for decades, and it will eventuate in a collapse of the American dollar
This, as Krauthammer shows, Obama and his minions understand, and this they want — the elimination of the foundations for American hegemony and the crippling of this country. They regard the role that we have thus far played in the world as shameful; they are intent on dismembering the alliances that gave us our heft in the world; and they are not only appeasing our sworn enemies but openly, publicly embracing them and their agenda.
*Krauthammer gave a speech, based on his article at The Manhattan Institute on October 5th:
Here’s the first part:
The whole speech can be viewed, here.
*Correction: I had that backwards…The article in the Weekly standard was adapted from the speech.
Another good one:
David Kahane, writing for NRO: What If.
This one’s a bummer, too, but at least it’s good for a few bitter chuckles.
Bonus – you get to find out about the “Obamamometer”, a term that Obama’s fellow students at Harvard openly ridiculed him with:
A device which measures epic brown-nosing on a scale from one to ten?
I mean….does that describe what he’s been doing on the world’s stage since he was a mere candidate, or what?
One more depressing read by Dr. Zero in The Greenroom:
The Peace Of The Grave
There are only two responses to tyranny: submission and resistance. Submission is easy. It can be negotiated. It is filled with nuance, and requires a large staff of diplomats and state functionaries to administer in style. Organizations like the United Nations make the first concessions to dictatorship by their very nature, as they allow thug states like Iran and Libya to take seats next to peaceful democracies. Obama’s dismal eulogy for America at the U.N. was followed by lunatic rants from the blood-splattered clowns who will be the new masters of the global future. Entertaining such creatures is easy, if you can just ignore the piles of faceless victims buried behind them. You may rest assured that the name Neda Agha-Soltan was not spoken during Obama’s Peace Prize deliberations, and it will not be spoken when the prize is placed into his hands.
Resistance is hard. It requires the courage to call evil by its name, and sacrifice universal adoration in the process. The Left likes to rail against intolerance. The defense of peace and freedom requires the absolute intolerance of evil. It requires leaders who don’t need a few days to decide whether to cancel the Fourth of July picnic invitations of a dictatorship that guns down peacefully protesting citizens. It relies upon a nation with the strength and resolve to project both humanitarian assistance and military power around the world.