Obama's Failed, Embarrassing First Year

The Monday edition of The Washington Times contained an editorial that was simply breath taking. It outlined all of President Obamas foreign policy related failures and gaffs that took place during his first year in office. The list is simply staggering and shows just how incompetent and in over their head this administration is. I’ve distilled the lengthy piece into the following list.

The “smartest, most thoughtful President” that we have ever had is guily of the following:

  1. Outreach to Tehran – Iran continues to push forward with its nuclear initiatives
  2. Demanded that Israel freeze all settlement construction. Convinced the Palestinians to join the USA in this initiative then backed off the demand leaving the Palestinians out in the cold
  3. Came out on the wrong side of the presidential crisis in Honduras by siding with Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua in calling for the return of dictator Manuel Zelaya only to reverse that position months later
  4. Abandoned the missile defense system slated for deployment in Poland and the Czech Republic giving a victory to the Russians for nothing in return
  5. Unilaterally conceded to North Korean demands for bilateral talks and sent personal letter to Kim Jong-il which has been ignored
  6. Experienced a dismal failure at the Copenhagen climate conference while openly being snubbed by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
  7. Gave queen of England an iPod full of HIS OWN speeches
  8. Gave Prime Minister Gordon Brown a collection of DVD’s that were not formatted to the European standard
  9. Bowed to Saudi King
  10. Bowed to Japanese Emperor
  11. Said “let me be clear, Israel is a strong friend of Israel”
  12. Said “The United States is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world”
  13. Suggested that Arabic translators be shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan where Arabic is not the native language
  14. Sent a letter to former French President Jacques Chirac when Nicolas Sarkozy was the president
  15. Held a town hall meeting in France and didn’t call on ANY french citizens
  16. Referred to Cinco de Mayo as Cinco de Cuarto in front of the Mexican ambassador
  17. Failed to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016
  18. In his first week in office, promised to close Gitmo within a year
  19. Announced Afghanistan strategy in March and then announced another strategy in November that contained a deadline that wasn’t a deadline for a pullout that wasn’t really a pullout

I wasn’t a big fan of George W Bush, but I distinctly remember him be portrayed as a bumbling rube. I’m sure the media will get around to covering Obama gaffs someday….or not.

crossposted to The Ritz Report