The Left’s Suicidal Anti-American Impulses On Foreign Policy
“While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security.” — Ann Coulter
When it comes to foreign policy, liberals are like sheep who have a desperate need to find a wolf and bare their throat to him. You can see a great example of this in Honduras, where Barack Obama is essentially trying to engineer a Soviet style coup to replace a friendly democracy with a socialist dictator who’ll be implacably hostile to the United States.
Now, in his own mind, is Barack Obama trying to harm or betray the United States? I sincerely doubt it. However, when it comes to foreign policy, it’s amazing how often liberals take exactly the same positions as the people who would like to see us all dead. Just to name one more example, if Osama Bin Laden had been able to vote in the US Congress from 2005 – 2008, I suspect his vote would have been identical to that of Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, and John Kerry on at least 80% of the national security and foreign policy issues that they weighed in on.
Personally, I think that’s because the Left’s hatred of Bush, silly little rules of foreign policy, and passive aggressive anger against their own country make them act like fools, but that doesn’t change the fact that if their goal were to harm their own country, they wouldn’t act significantly differently.
Speaking of which, we’ve had a rather amazing last few days on the: liberal foreign policy suicide watch front.
For example, there was this story about Jimmy Carter:
The United States knew about an abortive coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2002, and may even have taken part, former US president Jimmy Carter has told a Colombian newspaper.
“I think there is no doubt that in 2002, the United States had at the very least full knowledge about the coup, and could even have been directly involved,” Carter said in an interview with El Tiempo published Sunday.
The former US leader said it is understandable that Chavez continues to blame the United States for the failed overthrow attempt.
The Venezuelan president, considered a bulwark of leftism in Latin America, was overthrown by a civilian-military junta for about 48 hours in April 2002, before returning to power.
Then-president George W. Bush denied any US involvement in the abortive coup and called on Chavez, a fierce US critic, to “learn a lesson” from the attempted overthrow.
How could even Jimmy Carter be so stupid as to tell a foreign paper that we must have known about a coup and that we may have been involved in it? Even if that were true — and there is no indication Jimmy Carter has any special knowledge that it was — a former President shouldn’t be undercutting his own country like that. What possible good can come of Jimmy Carter telling the world that the United States may have been trying to overthrow the government of Venezuela?
Then there’s Zbigniew Brzezinski actually suggesting that we SHOOT DOWN Israeli jets if they try to cross Iraqi air space to hit Iran:
If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.
Let me see if I have this straight: We’re supposed to shoot down the jets of our best ally in the Middle East in an effort to prevent them from bombing nuclear sites in the world’s premier terrorist nation? A nation that not only has threatened to wipe them out of existence multiple times, but one that hates America? In other words, he’s suggesting that we should be willing to fight Israel to protect Iran’s right to have nuclear weapons? What sort of alternate dimension do these morons come from and is the word “stupid” part of the dimensional name?
Then, courtesy of Power Line, there’s this from Madeline Albright:
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright spoke at a forum in Omsk, Siberia. Pravda reported that her speech “surprised the audience.” No wonder. The Russians in attendance must have wondered how they managed to lose the cold war:
Madeleine Albright said during the meeting that America no longer had the intention of being the first nation of the world.
Ms. Albright started her speech in Russian. “Hello and thank you! It’s a pleasure for me to be here,” she said in Russian. Albright wrote in her autobiography that she was trying to learn some Russian during the 1960s.
The former US Secretary of State surprised the audience with her speech. She particularly said that democracy was not the perfect system. “It can be contradictory, corrupt and may have security problems,” Albright said.
America has been having hard times recently, Albright said.
“We have been talking about our exceptionalism during the recent eight years. Now, an average American wants to stay at home – they do not need any overseas adventures. We do not need new enemies,” Albright said adding that Beijing, London and Delhi became a serious competition for Washington and New York.
“My generation has made many mistakes. We give the future into the hands of the young. Your prime goal is to overcome the gap between the poor and the rich,’ the former head of the US foreign political department said.
There you have it. And Albright was Secretary of State during the relatively moderate Clinton administration. I’m afraid she speaks for most Democratic foreign policy “experts.” Promoting American weakness: it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
When it comes to foreign policy, the Left is like one of those suicidal lunatics waving a gun around in public. He’s pointing the gun at himself, he’s pointing it at the cops, he’s screaming that he wants to die and conservatives have to play the role of the police officers, trying to keep the crazy person from killing: himself or anybody else while: he’s out of: his mind.