by Raoul Lowery Contreras
President Obama told the “60 Minutes” audience that he ended the Iraq War. He didn’t. He said the deficits he has overseen in his three years were trillion dollar deficits because of two wars in the previous administration, a popular Medicare medicine program and Bush tax cuts that weren’t paid for.
This man is a blatant liar.
George W. Bush negotiated the end of the War and the final departure of all troops leaving it to Obama to execute properly. Meanwhile, he adopted the Afghan War as his own and everyone can see that we can’t trust those very people he promised to help – they are killing Americans at record rates. I do not speak of the Taliban-enemy killing our people but soldiers and police we have trained under Obama.
On Iraq, Obama flinched at leaving troops there after combat troops were withdrawn. Result, Iraq is allowing Iranian planes to overfly with weapons and munitions in Iran’s effort to buttress Syrian Dictator Assad in killing his own people. Would that happen if there were American troops there helping Iraq on its path to a democratic future? I don’t think so.
One wonders what Obama would do and say if Israel decided on its own to shoot down those planes in an effort to help Syrian next-door-neighbors eject Assad, whom Secretary of State stupidly called a “reformer.”
Obama should be publicly chanting “Hey, Hey Assad, how many Syrians have you killed today?” Instead he says nothing. Obama says nothing about Assad killing more than 20,000 Syrian men, women and children.
Let us go back to the deficit and the growth of government. Tax cuts are not to be “paid” for, they are tax cuts. Did John F. Kennedy “pay” for his famous tax cuts? Did Ronald Reagan “pay” for his 1983-1986 tax cuts that let loose a tsunami of economic growth and prosperity that continued up to and through the Clinton Years interrupted only by a mild recession in 1991-1992?
The Bush Medicare drug program has proven to be exceptionally popular and less costly than projected. Doesn’t matter to Obama, his Obamacare destroys the program and also steals $716 billion from Medicare in order to finance his unpopular Obamacare that most Americans despise.
None of the Bush deficits approached the Obama deficits during 7 of his 8 years and the one year it did, his last, was so large because of emergency aid to the financial industry, to banks and insurance companies that saved the industry and the economy while Obama was still campaigning. There was an economy on January 20 only because Bush stepped up to the plate and saved the country from collapse. The kicker is that the ungrateful Obama doesn’t even mention that almost every cent of the Bush Rescue (called T.A.R.P.) has been repaid while Obama political slush fund money (The Stimulus) is down a rat hole that saved some public employee jobs but saddled the states with long range expenses they cannot afford even by borrowing more money every day.
The most egregious Obama bromide during his “60 Minutes” interview involves the Middle East. This interview was made on September 12, the day after our Consulate in Benghazi was destroyed and three Americans including our Ambassador to Libya were killed. He doesn’t mention the killings in this interview, nor the consulate’s destruction nor is there any mention of all the trouble in the Muslim world since September 11.
Obviously he couldn’t have foreseen everything that has happened in the Middle East and in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia since then but why didn’t he have CBS in to tape comments on the current situation.
He sends his petty little “achichinqles” (ah-chee-chink-less, gophers) like Susan Rice the ersatz phony Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of State Hillary to make TV commercials for Pakistan, but he doesn’t discuss the obvious failure of his outreach to Muslims that hate the United States, Obama notwithstanding.
Obama still won’t state publicly that the murder of our Ambassador was a terrorist act. If he did he would have to admit he is an abject failure. He promised to close Guantanamo prison in one year. Four years later it is still open. He promised to try terrorists in federal courts and to do away with military tribunals President Bush set up. No federal trials and the military tribunals are ongoing in Guantanamo.
Adding the abject failure of the Obama outreach to Muslims, to the killings of Americans under his watch, to his failure at reconstructing a stronger economy and to his blatant, we conclude that Obama is the worst President since James Buchanan left office in 1861. Buchanan’s legacy: the Civil War.
Obama’s legacy: a broken economy, a Middle East burning and our only friend there is on the brink of nuclear threat and destruction while Obama attends fundraisers.
Editors note: as with all blog postings that appear with a by-line, the opinions presented are the author’s and not necessarily the positions of Cafe Con Leche Republicans.
Raoul Lowery Contreras (1941) was born in Mexico, raised in the USA. Former U.S. Marine, athlete, Dean’s List at San Diego State. Professional political consultant and California Republican Party official(1963-65)…Television news commentator, radio talk show host…published Op-Ed writer (1988 to present)…author of 12 books (as of 1-05-12). His books are available on Amazon.com.