The Obama Effect!
By: John Lillpop
President-elect Obama has not even been sworn in yet, yet already his lack of experience is causing major problems for the United States.
On the domestic front, the stock market continues to nose dive as investors worry about the impact that Obama-nomics will have on free trade, international markets, and the ever-escalating drift toward recession, or worse.
Will Obama cause the nation to go into a depression with his archaic, communist policies?
Meanwhile, while Obama was wreaking havoc with jobs and prosperity here at home, dangers from abroad keep raising their ugly heads.
From the DailyMail** these stories:
“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was first to lay down a challenge to America’s new leader – by increasing tension in a stand off reminiscent of the Cold War.
“In a provocative speech from the Kremlin, he threatened to base warheads along the Polish border if Mr. Obama goes forward with a Bush administration plan to create a missile shield in Eastern Europe.”
Next came trouble from Israel, America’s most dependable ally in the Middle East. The Israel government is genuinely alarmed at Obama’s naive approach to dealing with terrorist sponsoring nations like Iran.
‘We live in a neighbourhood in which dialogue – in a situation where you have brought sanctions and you then shift to dialogue – is liable to be interpreted as weakness,’ said Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, making an excellent point about Obama’s wrong headed notion of dealing with the enemy.”
Tensions between America and Israel were ratcheted even higher when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent his congratulations to Obama, the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
More from the Dailymail**:
“In Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai demanded that Mr. Obama ‘put an end to civilian casualties’ by changing U.S. military tactics to avoid air strikes in the war on the Taliban.
“He (Karzai) spoke out after seven wedding party guests were accidentally killed by an American air strike in the southern Kandahar province. Afghan officials said last night 13 gunmen were killed in the attack.
“Mr. Obama has vowed to switch the U.S. military focus from Iraq to Afghanistan and is reportedly planning to ask Britain to send 3,000 extra troops to bolster extra American forces in the region.”
That strategy may bring howls of protest from anti-war liberals in the U.S. and from Britain as well.
All in all, there was no evidence of “high crimes and misdemeanors” or other impeachable offenses from Obama.
But, then again, tomorrow is another day!