Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (you know that gal married to the Saudi hireling) crawled to Beijing to tell the party bosses that human rights don't matter. Our "relationship" is more important than freedom and human dignity….Beijing's response? A staged military confrontation with an unarmed US Navy vessel; continued screw-America currency cheating; a renewed crackdown on dissidents and, yesterday, a call for a new global currency to replace the dollar…Obama’s Foreign Failures, Ralph Peters, NY Post, 3/26/09
Emulating a hero takes many forms. For all his talk about Lincoln, Obama’s mentor-in-spirit for a long time has been JFK. He even hired octogenarian Ted Sorensen, who wrote JFK’s inaugural address, as a consultant. Getting Uncle Teddy's endorsement was a crowning glory of his 2008 campaign.
Emulating JFK’s foreign policy seems to be his administration’s version of hero worship of a more woeful kind. While JFK fumbled into the Bay of Pigs and nearly got us into World War III in his first eighteen months in office, the President has embarrassed the Prime Minister of Britain (not necessarily a bad thing – see YouTube link below); run pleading to Iranian mullahs, who responded with scornful laughter; temporized on North Korea, which has responded with a threat of war; offered to re-start relations with Moscow, which promised to re-arm the Red Army and modernize its missile force; and offered to open broad contacts with Cuba. Fidel responded with another lecture. A basketball player ought to know that you can’t negotiate with an opposing, shooting guard. If you don’t defend against his shot, he’ll score.