We expect more from our leaders. Common courtesy and a knowledge of diplomatic protocal shouldn’t be too much to ask, should it? Some will see this as petty partisan politics but it’s not.
One thing that’s bothered me about President Obama is his seemingly complete lack of regard for… manners. Last year Obama was bowing to every foreign leader he met. Perhaps he thought he was being polite? Many, including me, read his bowing as a sign that a U.S. president is humble in front of others – including exhibiting subservience which is unacceptable.
There is no doubt that Mexico is teetering on the verge of becoming a failed state. Police chiefs are regularly murdered, often decapitated, violence rages, sometimes spilling over the border. Recently, a U.S. agent was murdered in Mexico. President Obama has vowed that American agents will not be allowed to carry firearms in Mexico.
Too bad U.S. personnel can already carry weapons in Canada.
So why not Mexico?
Back in 2009, an agreement took effect whereby Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the U.S. Coast Guard began working together to secure the border.
Every ruling government has a song that is heavily identified with its ideology. For the United States, it is the Star Spangled Banner and the resiliance of the American spirit to not let our flag fall under enemy bombardment. The French have La Marseillais which, ironically considering their military performance for the previous 100 years celebrates sacrifice on the battlefield. Nazi German had the Horst Wessel Song about a man, Horst Wessel, who was murdered by a me
The United States is a debtor nation and China owns about $1.00 for every $10.00 of U.S. debt. Politicians might be very trendy today calling out U.S. banks for having been so reckless in their spending but, ironically, now China is doing the same thing to our politicians in Washington, D.C. China has always bought U.S. debt in the form of Treasury securities and now is the largest holder of U.S. debt in the world having recently surpassed Japan. One of the many differences between Japan being the largest U.S. debt holder and China is that we did not write China’s constitution and do not have military bases in their country. With the massive spending bill having been signed into law by President Obama ($787 billion and counting) China is getting antsy that America is squandering their resources:
“We have made a huge amount of loans to the United States. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I’m a little bit worried,” [Chinese Premier] Wen said at a news conference following the closing of China’s annual legislative session. “I would like to call on the United States to honor its words, stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of Chinese assets.”
President Obama spoke to West Point graduates, to tepid applause, laying out his “vision” for America’s role in the world… and it looked a lot like the failed policies of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Obama said: “Yes, we are clear-eyed about the shortfalls of our international system,” the president told graduating cadets. “But America […]
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