Krauthammer reveals toothless US under Obama

Charles Krauthammer has another brilliant column today regarding the gap between Obama's words and actions.

"Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something. The world must stand together to prevent the spread of these weapons. Now is the time for a strong international response."

A more fatuous presidential call to arms is hard to conceive. What "strong international response" did Obama muster to North Korea's brazen defiance of a Chapter 7 -- "binding," as it were -- U.N. resolution prohibiting such a launch?

The obligatory emergency Security Council session produced nothing. No sanctions. No resolution. Not even a statement. China and Russia professed to find no violation whatsoever. They would not even permit a U.N. statement that dared express "concern," let alone condemnation.

So much for "violations must be punished." But Obama's naivete went beyond that. His reliance on the UN for any kind of a strong international response makes him out to be a fool as well.

The American people have no illusions about the UN. The latest
Rasmussen poll shows only 27% believing that the UN is our ally. Does it come as any surprise that the American people have a more realistic view of the world than our president?

Finally, after dissing his own country so often on European soil, what did Obama get in return for all this apologizing? Zero. Nada. Zipidee doo dah. The EU refused him on Afghanistan, spending trillions more for "stimulus, and helping out with taking Guantanamo prisoners, with Iran as well as North Korea.

Obama's trip was what they refer to in baseball as "an oafer" as in "Zero hits for all the player's at bats."  But Krauthammer saves his best for last. Commenting on the "new financial world order,"

After all, it was Obama, not some envious anti-American leader, who noted with satisfaction that a new financial order is being created today by 20 countries, rather than by "just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy." And then added: "But that's not the world we live in, and it shouldn't be the world that we live in."

It is passing strange for a world leader to celebrate his own country's decline. A few more such overseas tours, and Obama will have a lot more decline to celebrate.

Indeed. Read the whole thing.
Charles Krauthammer has another brilliant column today regarding the gap between Obama's words and actions.

"Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something. The world must stand together to prevent the spread of these weapons. Now is the time for a strong international response."

A more fatuous presidential call to arms is hard to conceive. What "strong international response" did Obama muster to North Korea's brazen defiance of a Chapter 7 -- "binding," as it were -- U.N. resolution prohibiting such a launch?

The obligatory emergency Security Council session produced nothing. No sanctions. No resolution. Not even a statement. China and Russia professed to find no violation whatsoever. They would not even permit a U.N. statement that dared express "concern," let alone condemnation.

So much for "violations must be punished." But Obama's naivete went beyond that. His reliance on the UN for any kind of a strong international response makes him out to be a fool as well.

The American people have no illusions about the UN. The latest
Rasmussen poll shows only 27% believing that the UN is our ally. Does it come as any surprise that the American people have a more realistic view of the world than our president?

Finally, after dissing his own country so often on European soil, what did Obama get in return for all this apologizing? Zero. Nada. Zipidee doo dah. The EU refused him on Afghanistan, spending trillions more for "stimulus, and helping out with taking Guantanamo prisoners, with Iran as well as North Korea.

Obama's trip was what they refer to in baseball as "an oafer" as in "Zero hits for all the player's at bats."  But Krauthammer saves his best for last. Commenting on the "new financial world order,"

After all, it was Obama, not some envious anti-American leader, who noted with satisfaction that a new financial order is being created today by 20 countries, rather than by "just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy." And then added: "But that's not the world we live in, and it shouldn't be the world that we live in."

It is passing strange for a world leader to celebrate his own country's decline. A few more such overseas tours, and Obama will have a lot more decline to celebrate.

Indeed. Read the whole thing.