By Allan Erickson
It’s one thing when an American President spends much of his time abroad apologizing for the United States, indicating to foreign leaders we should be ashamed of our behavior and be willing to moderate our role in the world.
It is quite another thing to conspire with enemies of the United States.
Some might call it treason.
To be fair, we don’t know precisely what Mr. Obama meant when he recently told the Russian President he’d have more flexibility after the election with regard to missile defense negotiations. We do know Mr. Obama thought he was communicating secretly. That alone raised suspicions. Unaware of an open microphone nearby, Obama seemed to be secretly reassuring the Russians he’ll play ball if they give him time.
According to an LA Times report, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton called Obama’s comments a “fire bell in the night,” which indicate BHO will cut missile defense in Europe meant to protect against Iranian missiles (as he did without consultation earlier to the dismay of our allies) and he may also make other national security concessions.
As Steve Elliott at Grassfire reports, the whispered implications were fairly clear: here is the exchange between Obama and Dmitri Medvedev.
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
It is next to impossible to interpret these remarks in any other way than to conclude BHO sees the upcoming election as an inconvenience, something to be overcome to that he can proceed as planned.
Further, his plan is something to be hidden from the voters.
He is seen here asking the Russian President and Putin, the former KGB officer and Premier and future President, for breathing room, translation: “Give me time to get re-elected and then I’ll have the freedom to submit to your demands.” The back side of that: ‘if you force the issue now, it threatens my re-election.’
What is it BHO wants to give the Russians that is so anathema to the American mind its revelation could derail his re-election chances?
It baffles the imagination to consider the gall and arrogance of this man. Obama actually believes he is above the Constitution, above Congress, and above the American people. He believes he is above the Secretary of State and the diplomatic corps. He believes he is above the military, and knows better than anyone what is or is not appropriate in the area of missile defense, a matter of central concern not only to the American people, but to the entire world.
In other words, Mr. Obama believes he is king of the world, a President so egocentric he sees himself standing on the bow of the Titanic, denying the existence of icebergs.
Charles Krauthammer has made the point that this president believes America should be knocked down a few notches, that American supremacy is a bad thing, that we should become a vassal state subservient to the United Nations. Obama’s policies and behaviors make it clear he takes a dim view of America standing as the lone super power. That posture and position denies other nations their rightful place at the table, according to Obama. He truly thinks peace and stability will come by spreading the power around, just as he believes spreading the wealth around somehow provides for generalized prosperity.
The only trouble with this view is it ignores the megalomaniacal ambitions of Putin and Medvedev and assorted tyrants worldwide. It’s almost as if BHO is seen stumbling around, a babe in the woods, catering to the wolves that will eventually devour him, and the rest of us.
And in this, the incompetence of the man has been overwhelmed by his blind adherence to the indoctrination he suffered from early childhood, a globalist worldview that puts American sovereignty at risk, and with it, the security of the world.