Thursday, March 26, 2015

Connect The Dots? Fine, How About THIS Dot...?

In the WSJ today Max Boot asks us to connect the dots...
Let’s connect the dots.
Data point No. 1: President Obama withdrew U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011 and is preparing to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016, even while keeping a few more troops there this year and next than originally planned.
Point No. 2: The Obama administration keeps largely silent about Iran’s power grab in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, even going so far now as to assist Iranian forces in Tikrit, while attempting to negotiate a nuclear deal with Tehran that would allow it to maintain thousands of centrifuges.
Point No. 3: Mr. Obama berates Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly “racist” campaign rhetoric, refuses to accept his apologies, and says the U.S. may now “re-assess options,” code words for allowing the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state over Israeli objections.
Further dots are that we are now Iran's air force in Iraq and Iran is looting our intelligence files in Yemen, and, of course, we all know that Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett is Dear Leader's maximum Svengali...

but, one more dot that seems to be lost in the wind, that I would like to have connected to all this...remember all those clearly illegal credit card campaign donations that Obama received?  It was never reported by the mainstream media, but if you were paying attention during both campaigns, the Obama camp turned off the identifying mechanism that would have blocked foreign, and thus illegal, campaign contributions coming in via credit card.  These amounted to tens, maybe hundreds, of millions of dollars. 

THAT is the dot I want connected.  We are tossing decades of friendship with Israel, we are similarly tossing decades of justifiable wariness over Iran and we've created space for Islamists all over the Middle East.

Someday we are likely to have the dots between Obama's foreign policy and all those illegal credit card donations connected, and it is likely to be shocking and awful to contemplate.


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