What is President Obama really going to run on in 2012? His singular domestic accomplishment, ObamaCare, may be ruled unconstitutional. Now he is using the killing of Osama Bin Laden to highlight is sole foreign policy accomplishment, and yet that may be at the cost the entire Middle East turning into an Islamic Empire. Obama has recently taken to reminding us that he got Osama. Here is a clip of Vice President Joe Biden talking about it.
Legal Insurrection sums it up well: Obama got Osama, but lost the Middle East.
But the killing of one person has been against the backdrop of a complete disaster for the United States throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
North Africa is or is on the way to domination by radical Islamists. We pushed Mubarak out without any transition, and the Muslim Brotherhood and even more extreme Islamists are nearing control. The same is true in Libya and Tunisia.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban are resurgent, waiting out Obama’s timeline for withdrawal. In Iraq, the Iranians have extended their influence and the nation again is dividing along sectarian lines, with the unifying factor (except among the Kurds) being hostility to the U.S.
In Syria, where for once we could have dealt a crushing blow to Iranian influence, we have helped Bashar Assad hang onto power to the extent that both sides hate us.
Our one true ally in the region, Israel, is in its most precarious position in decades, surrounded by massive Iranian-backed missile bases in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.
There is almost nowhere in the Middle East that the United State is better off than it was four years ago.
Obama’s foreign policy has been a profound disaster, subjugating generations of women throughout the region to fundamentalist tyranny as Obama concocts a false “war on women” campaign theme against Republicans.
Yet Obama and his campaign team trot out Osama bin Laden to cure all those political ills, and as political cover for a failed presidency.
One lucky three-point shot doesn’t make you a star.
Obama got Osama, but lost the Middle East. Repeat.
I am not sure we can handle anymore Obama successes.