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Obama in a Rush on Things Domestic but Military and Defense Issues Can Wait
Posted By Matthew Vadum On September 25, 2009 @ 1:15 am In NewsReal Blog | No Comments
Glenn Beck took a rare foray into foreign policy and international relations on his TV show Thursday. He complained that President Obama postures, acting as if his entire domestic agenda must be enacted without a moment’s delay. In the meantime, the President takes his sweet time acting on matters of national security.
“May I ask you respectfully, Mr. President, Why does it seem like everything else on your agenda has to be done immediately, but when it comes to our troops…ahhhh, I’ll think about that,” Beck said, using a comedic gesture.
One of the first things President Obama did upon assuming office was embark on a world apology tour, seeking the world’s forgiveness. Beck showed footage of the president addressing Europeans:
In America there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges there have been times when America’s shown arrogance and been dismissive even derisive.
Beck said we were told the Waxman-Markey climate bill had to be passed immediately or Des Moines, Iowa was going to be submerged in the Gulf of Mexico, and Bangor, Maine was going to burst into flames.
And if we didn’t get health care reform passed by yesterda,y billions would die and the few left alive would be bankrupt and homeless if they ever caught a cold.
Yet President Obama still hasn’t decided on Army General Stanley McChrystal’s recommendations about troop strength in Afghanistan, Beck noted. McChrystal says an extra 30,000 soldiers are needed to train local troops and beat the Taliban.
The report was submitted in late August but the president hasn’t bothered to make a decision yet, Beck said.
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