Jun. 6, 2014

‘U.S. Can’t Do a Damn Thing’

Iran likes Obama’s hammer strategy.

Obama says America’s use of force is like a hammer – not everything is a nail. But in the eyes of Iran, Obama has put the hammer down. In a speech under a banner that read, “America cannot do a damn thing,” the Ayatollah of Iran Ali Khamenei told his country, “[A] military attack is not a priority for Americans now. They have renounced the idea of any military actions.” The New York Times said Obama has opted for negotiation. But if the Bowe Bergdahl trade is any indicator, Obama is pretty bad at negotiating with terrorists. Peace and negotiation is a noble goal. But when going toe to toe with governments bent on evil, the U.S. needs to back up its words with something those governments can understand – power and military might. Speak softly and carry a big stick: it’s foreign policy 101. More…

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