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The Obama Doctrine: Turn Guns Into Butter

President Obama’s speech Tuesday night was much more than an announcement that combat operations in Iraq had come to an end. It was nothing less than the unveiling of The Obama Doctrine.

The major innovation of Obama Doctrine is frightening in that, unlike past presidential “doctrines,” it has little to do with national security and is a posture of premeditated weakness.

This is the Obama Doctrine: “Domestic policy is as important as national security policy to the defense of the United States.”

According to Obama, it’s no longer a case of guns or butter. It’s guns = butter.

In an age without surrender ceremonies, we must earn victory through the success of our partners and the strength of our own nation . . . Indeed, one of the lessons of our effort in Iraq is that American influence around the world is not a function of military force alone.  We must use all elements of our power – including our diplomacy, our economic strength, and the power of America’s example – to secure our interests and stand by our allies.

The concept laid out by Obama is a truly dangerous notion that suggests we can reduce our military commitments and spending and fight bad guys by strengthening our economy and providing a shining example to the world. At its core, it is a rationalization for withdrawing from the world militarily by a president who is a dove at heart and whose sole interest is in implementing his domestic agenda.

As the leader of the free world, America will do more than just defeat on the battlefield those who offer hatred and destruction – we will also lead among those who are willing to work together to expand freedom and opportunity for all people . . . Now, that effort must begin within our own borders.

We must, he suggests, make America better so that it can set an example to the world. He draws a clear equivalence between adopting favorable domestic policies – presumably his own – and military might.

And so at this moment, as we wind down the war in Iraq, we must tackle those challenges at home with as much energy, and grit, and sense of common purpose as our men and women in uniform who have served abroad. They have met every test that they faced.  Now, it’s our turn.

This is our new model for conducting warfare. We won’t fight them on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields and in the streets. Instead, we will fight them with a strong environmental policy.

This is pretty good news for America’s enemies.

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6 Responses to The Obama Doctrine: Turn Guns Into Butter

  1. What the hell is this: “In an age without surrender ceremonies, we must earn victory through the success of our partners and the strength of our own nation.”

    ITEM: Mr. Obama stated that one of the war crimes from the Second World War was the surrender ceremony onboard the USS Missouri.

    ITEM: America may longer make unilateral decisions for its own protection.

    “Radio General Alexander and tell him we just took Palermo. However, if he wants, we’ll give it back.”
    -G. S. Patton, Jr., c. 1943

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    Tom

  2. Oh, and he also had that old solar-powered Condescender fired up..we are supposed to have the “grist” to make this economy better that is equal to the (grist) of our soldiers? Well, gosh and golly, we have been gritting it out (proper term, by the way) for three years now…THREE YEARS! Maybe you could have the grist to forgo a lobster or two, bud. I do a recession coping site… http://hopeycopey.blogspot.com. Yup–long time now…gritty, huh?

  3. There’s nothing wrong with strengthening our nation and setting an example for the world — if we have a lot of weaponry in case the world fights instead of follows.

  4. There is more (or less) to this man than he had shown before. He misunderstands or has subverted his role as President and C.i.C. Either way we read his intentions, they are not reassuring or indicate that he is willing to protect us and our allies from foreign enemies.

  5. The comments made by John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security earlier this year about “the joy of Islam”, jihad, terrorism, “the right wing”, and the State of Israel was enough to induce a bowel movement. Don’t ask about Obama’s weenie-driven lecture lecture last night …