“On foreign policy, Obama trounces GOP rivals”

November 23, 2011

The Article – CNN

If Barack Obama becomes a one-term president as our beloved turtle Mitch McConnell so badly wants him to be, he can at the very least point to an impressive foreign policy and national security. Arguably, in redefining America’s role in international peacekeeping after the Bush years and reaching out to the Muslim world, President Obama has, in many ways, lived up to the rather undeserved Nobel Prize he received a few years ago.

I think that this article perfectly describes the atmosphere of vitriol and opposition for opposition’s sake on the part of the GOP. Newt Gingrich practically switched from accusing the president of being secretly anti-military to praising him for the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, all in the same breath.Presidential contenders can rail on about the bad economy and be justified, but Obama has a foreign policy that they largely cannot touch. Yet they say the darnedest things. We have Herman Cain saying, “Obama….supported the opposition, correct?” and then, without having any idea what is actually going on in Libya, still managing to make sure that everyone knew “[he] would have done a better job…in determining who the opposition is.” How the hell can you say you would have done a better job of figuring out who the opposition is, when you literally don’t know who the opposition is? Cain’s willful ignorance is quite frankly disgusting. For the full clip, see this.

If you don’t feel like reading the article, here are my favorite lines:

“Jake Tapper of ABC News documented that Mitt Romney has held ¬†five different views on the Libya Operation.”

“Mitt Romney originally built his argument against Obama’s foreign policy by attacking the new START treaty — an agreement supported by every living Republican secretary of state¬†and our entire current military leadership.”

“Herman Cain made a telling gaffe last week when he insisted that he is ‘not supposed to know anything about foreign policy.'”