The Pro-Islamic Policies Of The Obama Doctrine
Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, Jr. (Ret.), the former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, noted the following in regards to President Obama’s pro-Islamic policies during the Defeat Jihad Summit sponsored by the Center for Security Policy. The Admiral stated that Obama’s policies are “very simple, and any thinking American should be able to grasp it. It’s anti-American, anti-Western, pro-Islamic, pro-Iranian, and pro-Muslim Brotherhood.” Bold as these comments may seem today, one only needs to look at Obama’s underlying belief that America has played a malign role in the world as our sins have been both of omission and commission.
Thomas Sowell writes “Obama, in his citizen-of-the world conception of himself, thinks that the United States already has too much power and needs to be deflated.” In viewing Obama’s repeated sacrifices of American national interests as deliberate, one can begin to understand the administrations’ anti-American foreign policy. No one defined Obama better than Dinesh D’Souza when he wrote that Obama’s view of America is one which we are apart of a “multi-polar world.” This is a world in which, “the American era is over as we become just one power in the great dining table of nations.” Seen through this lens, Obama’s “successes” become just as dangerous, if not more-so, than his failures.
In the early months of Obama’s administration he made sure that people in foreign capitals throughout the world knew he believed much was wrong with America as he went on an apology tour beginning on April 3, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. In his remarks to the people of France, Obama stated that, “America has shown arrogance and been dismissive even derisive” throughout our nations existence. He then explained that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was a “sacrifice of [our values] for expedience sake” while announcing that this was the reason he would be closing it. “In dealing with terrorism, we can’t lose sight of our values, and who we are. That’s why I’ve ordered the closing of Guantanamo,” stated Obama, further claiming that enhanced interrogation techniques like those used at Abu Ghraib, “wasn’t good for our security — it was a recruitment tool for terrorism.”
During the Question and Answer session afterword, Obama then went on to explain his view that if America would cut the size of its nuclear arsenal, Iran and North Korea would be convinced to abandon their ambitions. This was an early indicator the President always intended to bring Iran to the negotiation table with the skewed view that if we cut our own nuclear arsenal, then Iran wouldn’t pursue their own. Obama stated that America needed to “take serious steps to actually reduce our nuclear stockpiles” because doing so “would give us greater moral authority to say to Iran, don’t develop a nuclear weapon; to say to North Korea, don’t proliferate nuclear weapons.” The obstacle to diplomacy for Obama was in fact, and has always been, America’s own strength. If our strength could be reduced, then we would have the “moral authority” to bring murderous regimes such as Iran into the “community of nations” by pursuing diplomacy backed by no actual hard power.
Obama’s next stop in his apology tour was in Cairo, Egypt in June of 2009 as he gave his infamous speech to the “Muslim world.” Acknowledging a strain between the United States and the Muslim world, Obama explained that the tension had been “fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations.” He then provided his perspective on a world order that was not based upon America’s own interest nor our strength as he noted that “any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership: progress must be shared.”