Carter failed militarily in Iran. Carter’s economy generated a misery index. Power, face and respect, worldwide, were lost by Obama’s bungling in Egypt, Syria and Somalia and his no negotiation stance at home. “China’s vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao has been wagging his finger at the US Treasury Department, warning that ‘the clock is ticking’ and that Obama should “take decisive and credible steps to avoid a default on its Treasury bonds.”
“Diminishing Superpower, ” was the headline of the Jakarta Globe. “The sub-headline read: ‘Obama’s APEC absence symbolic of US waning influence in Asia.”
Economic power is intertwined with military power. Was the failed Seal attack in Somalia a diversion for Obama from his failure to get Boehner to cave to Obama’s domestic economic plans? “A commando unit from the US Navy’s Seal Team Six launched an amphibious raid on a , but failed to confirm a capture or kill of their town target, suspected to be linked to ’s Westgate mall terror attack.” Obama had claimed victory against Al Qaeda by killing Bin Laden. Now Obama, like Carter, has withdrawn militarily in humiliation?
Sun Tzu, in the Art of War said, “He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. … He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. ” The Seals in Somalia were unprepared, while Al Shabab was prepared. Obama was quick to celebrate his victory over Bin Laden. The commander-in-chief Obama failed in Somalia. Al Shabab won. Boehner was not intimated domestically. Then, “North Korea Threatens Pre-Emptive Strikes against South Korea and US,”. China wagged its finger at the dithering Obama.
Was Commander Obama with Reggie Love playing cards, while the Seals in Somalia attacked? Did Valarie Jarret and Susan Rice plot his military escapades and decide Obama’s foreign threats? Obama’s military ambitions were thwarted by Syria, Russia and a vote in the British Parliament. Obama is scolded by China and Japan about his economic failings. Obama is threatened by North Korea. Obama is laughed at by Al Shabab in Somalia. Obama, like Carter, has lost face before the world. The US MSM feign respect for him.
Diminished and Disrespected were earned.