Get me my smelling salts please. I almost passed out when I saw this, and there’s still a chance I will faint. I’ve placed pillows around my desk just to prevent injury.
We are now trying to conduct foreign policy while cowering in a corner wondering what the maniacs of the world will think of us.
This is what Hillary Clinton told the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday.
If you follow, as we follow, all of the websites that are looking at what’s happening in the Middle East, you see a constant drumbeat that ‘the United States is going to invade Libya to take over the oil’ — and we can’t let that happen.
So now, not only are we putting aside U.S. interests while we try to appease Arab opinion – they will despise us no matter what – but we are trying TO PLACATE LUNATICS.
Is she really serious? Do I understand that we can’t take action on Libya because of some fantasy that we are seizing the oil wells? How about if we are accused of seeking world domination for the International Zionist Conspiracy? I guess we should watch the websites for that too.
Nutty Arab bloggers are now driving U.S. foreign policy.
This is what animates the thinking at the White House and at Foggy Bottom: What will people think? How can we gain the esteem of the Muslim world? How can we get fanatics to understand us better so they will stop saying bad things about us and doing bad things to us?
The Muslim world will not love us. Societies that produce vast mobs that gang rape a Western reporter are not ready to embrace Western ideals. I wish it weren’t true, but it is. Egypt is in all likelihood headed down a bad path.
These are failed societies, and they will for the forseeable future resent successful societies like ours.The only question is whether they will respect us. And the most important question is whether the enemies we have in the Muslim world will fear us.
Our “outreach” and our concern with their perceptions of us is perceived as weakness. And, being closer to a state of nature than we are, on this point they are smarter, and they are right.