Beyond Appeasement


Hudson Institute > Beyond Appeasement.

Undermining our allies, emboldening our enemies, and gutting our ability to defend ourselves is BHO’s default foreign policy position.  In 10 short months, he’s back-stabbed Eastern Europe, Israel, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico, Iraq, and is working on ending our relationship with Afghanistan.  Appease, cut-and-run, and concede.

The primary reason why there has not been a hot Great Power War since WWII, the only reason, is because of the presence of the United States of America.  That’s it.  That’s the only reason.  Yet it seems as if liberals cannot stand a world where there are no Great Power wars.  Well, with this kind of behavior, the liberals will get their wish…America will witness one, and God help us if we’re unable to defend ourselves against it, or win it…
 
Sadly, with a gutted Air Force and Navy, our chances of persevering in such a conflict are not good….  and since we’ll have no allies left, we might be on our own in that conflict as well.
FIL “FILVIS” RECHNITZER

 

  1. November 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

    With Reagan having tripled the federal debt and Bush having doubled it, the only way we can pay for another war is if China finances it. It’s not liberals who have made us weak; it’s conservatives.

    • November 14, 2009 at 11:31 am

      Wow….again this is just not true. Reagen had a democrat controlled congress that rejected balanced budgets and increased spending. Even with that, the Reagan budgets when compared to GDP were NOTHING compared to Obama’s increase and what he HAS signed into law. CONGRESS CONTROLS FISCAL POLICY. Even still, looking at percentage of GDP under the Reagen administration puts Obama’s spending into perspective. Obama has signed into law more spending than the last several administrations combined. Using your logic you chastise the shoplifter (Reagan) while the armor car robber makes off with millions. (Obama) If you hold Reagen responsible for making our finances weak YOU SHOULD BE LIVID WITH RAGE at what Obama is doing.

      Ben, saying liberal spending has not made us weak is just ignorant. We are printing money at a rate NEVER before seen. Obama is willing to sign laws (cap and trade, health care reform) that will put our children into financial slavery. You should be demanding sound financial decisions from our leaders. If you hated what Reagan did how can you justify what Obama is doing?

  2. November 14, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    [Obama has signed into law more spending than the last several administrations combined.]

    Name the spending Obama has signed into law besides the stimulus package, which was necessary to prevent us from tumbling into a full scale depression.

    [Ben, saying liberal spending has not made us weak is just ignorant.]

    I didn’t say that. Bush and Reagan got us deep into debt by cutting taxes without cutting spending. Reagan had a Republican Senate and Bush had a Republican Senate and House. Nice try, trying to blame it on congress, though.

    • November 14, 2009 at 5:54 pm

      Here ya go.

      http://blog.heritage.org/2009/05/12/obama-spending-tax-trends-charted/

      http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obamas_risky_deficit_sp.html

      http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/24/bush-deficit-vs-obama-deficit-in-pictures/

      http://www.heritage.org/Research/budget/bg2249.cfm

      Reagan lost his congress quickly to the dems. (I think he had 3 years of a R senate, the dems controlled congress.) Most of the spending mandated by congress under Reagan was from a democratic congress.

      Notice I did not defend Bush. His spending was just as bad as the current regime. Unlike you, I am not blindly defending politicians based on their political persuasion. I detest what the Bush administration did with spending. Reagan’s spending was much different and actually his tax cuts increased federal government revenue. (So did Bush but his spending was undisciplined and foolish)

      Again, you make the argument that Reagan and Bush spending were evil but Obama’s was somehow justified. It was not. This spending has put us behind the 8 ball and our children will pay for this, as will their children.

      AGAIN, you focus on Bush and Reagan for their spending. You give Obama a pass. If you apply the same litmus test to Obama you should be calling for his impeachment.

    • November 14, 2009 at 6:29 pm

      I repeat: Name the spending Obama has signed into law besides the stimulus package, which was necessary to prevent us from tumbling into a full scale depression.

  3. Filvis
    November 14, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Hoffman’s a typical lib. Bush had a split Congress to begin with, then a Republican congress until 2006, then a full up socialist congress from Jan 2007 to the end of his presidency. Per the Constitution, the C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S crafts legislation, including all spending legislation. When the Dems took over power of the purse, we had a thriving, growing GDP and all deficit spending was in context to a growing GDP. Dems immediately began to increase deficit spending to the tune of $400b per year, twice what Republicans were guilty of spending.

    Now that the socialists own both the Executive and Legislative branches, deficit spending is over $1.5 trillion, more than Bush’s deficits during his entire presidency.

    What Hoffman’s hypocrisy is saying is this: It is wrong for Republicans to engage in moderate deficit spending, but perfectly okay for Democrats to engage in record deficit spending.

    The other comment that Keynesian government spending was necessary to prevent a depression is utterly ludicrous. Taking $1 trillion from wealth creators and giving it to the public sector does NOT grow GDP. You need to take a class on Economics 101 to discover what sector creates wealth (it isn’t the government).

    Clueless, like 100% of liberals.

  4. November 14, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    LOL…Hoffman he signed a questionable spending package and WANTS to sign much more. YOU KNOW IT but hide behind the fact that it has not gotten to his desk yet. He is willing to sink this country into financial ruin and you point to Reagan?????? So I guess you will be equally horrified when he signs health care reform, stimulus 2, and cap and trade???? YOU DON’T ANSWER THE QUESTIONS. You just keep saying name what he has signed. He signed the stimulus which arguably is COSTING us and not benefiting the recovery.

    Sorry Ben. You cant say stimulus worked. It has not. We would have been a lot better off with a tax furlough and put the government on the side lines.

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