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For six years, like most Americans, I have tried to make sense of President Obama’s Middle Eastern policy, which has seemed more like abandonment of responsibility than anything else. Seemingly, our foreign policy has been chaotic, without longterm purpose, and reactive, rather than a clear articulation of American interests in the region, which is precisely what it should be.

Now, with the elections in Israel less than a month away, Obama’s purpose has become clear. He wants to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and elect the left-center candidates, Herzog-Livni, who Obama can control—something he could never do with Bibi. If Obama is successful, his end game is to break off Jerusalem from Israel, and have it be the Capitol of Palestine. This would produce the two state solution Progressives have desired since Jimmy Carter.

As Progressives like Obama, Kerry, and Hillary see things, this is their best opportunity to accomplish their elusive goal. Because of his help in ousting Netanyahu, the Herzog-Livni duo would be in Obama’s pocket. Israel’s power would effectively be neutralized, and they would be unable to thwart Obama’s tepid response to Iran becoming nuclear.

By inviting Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, Speaker Boehner has done his best to undermine Obama’s plans, which is why Obama is so furious about Netanyahu’s speech. It gives Netanyahu incredible influence, which is something Obama has been trying to undermine since taking office in 2009. To say this is a high-stakes game would be a massive understatement.

For Obama, the apocalyptic goals of ISIS are unimportant, but the undermining of Israeli sovereignty is. It’s the key to everything Obama has done in the Middle East since taking office. So, in one sense, Obama has apocalyptic goals of his own.

For people of faith, this should be troubling. I don’t know about you, but I stand with Netanyahu and pray for his reelection—literally pray. In our generation, he is the Winston Churchill we need—a man of conviction who is unafraid to speak the truth with power. Obama, by way of comparison, is Chamberlain at best; perhaps he is even Quisling.

—Jack Watts


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When Barack Obama was first elected, he was championed worldwide as the man destined to lead us into an era of global peace, with the rights of the dispossessed elevated at the expense of the very wealthy. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for what he was going to do, rather than what he had already accomplished, the Progressives finally had the man of their choosing leading the most powerful nation on earth. The future looked bright for those who believed global peace could be established by wishful thinking.

President Obama’s foreign policy, in his own words, is this: “Don’t do stupid shit.” Unfortunately, that’s all he seems capable of doing—”stupid shit.” Vacillating and indecisive, Obama has backed the wrong horse in the Middle east repeatedly—first in Libya, then in Egypt, and finally favoring Hamas over Israel. Systematically downgrading our military, while threats from Russia, Iran, and ISIS have escalated, his strategy of leading from behind has been a colossal failure. We are in full scale retreat worldwide. American leadership, which has been present since World War II, is no longer predominant or even highly valued. Obama is neither feared nor respected, creating an enormous power vacuum destined to be filled by those intent on our destruction.

While Russian aggression threaten Ukraine and other nations in Eastern Europe, ISIS and Iran threaten the Middle East, and China grows strong, Obama and his inept advisors have focused on global warming. Now, well into the sixth year of his Presidency, not even his stalwart Kool-Aid drinkers can point to one accomplishment worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize. Even worse, as the anniversary of 9/11 looms, we are no better prepared than we were when the Jihadists struck us in Benghazi. The only good news is this: all we have to weather is another two years of his feckless leadership.

Jack Watts

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Symbolism has profound eschatological significance for the Jihadists, who believe they are destined to rule the world. Two weeks from today is the anniversary of 9/11, which means we will be more susceptible to attack on that day than any other. Because our administration is ideologically opposed to admitting Islam is savage and not a religion of peace, our vulnerability is compounded.

We have allowed illegals to pour through our southern border unchecked—again for President Obama’s ideological reasons. My fear is that many of these aliens are from ISIS, which wants to send a message that we are not as safe as Obama tells us we are. They want to prove they are not the junior varsity, but the real deal. How better to do so than to strike us on the anniversary of 9/11. If you think my apprehension is unwarranted, just remember how poorly we were prepared in Benghazi on 9/11—just two years ago.

By discounting reality because it does not align with Obama’s belief system, the American people who elected him twice have put themselves in peril. Clearly, we need a wake-up call, but I’m hoping it will come more peacefully than this.

Jack Watts

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