Saturday, October 25, 2008

Obama, McCain: Worldviews Apart on America and Her Enemies

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Great Britains's Melanie Phillips can't quite believe "Is America really going to do this?". She begins by comparing John McCain and Barack Obama.

"...the only way to assess their position is to look at each man in the round, at what his general attitude is towards war and self-defence, aggression and appeasement, the values of the west and those of its enemies and – perhaps most crucially of all – the nature of the advisers and associates to whom he is listening. As I have said before, I do not trust McCain; I think his judgment is erratic and impetuous, and sometimes wrong. But on the big picture, he gets it. He will defend America and the free world whereas Obama will undermine them and aid their enemies."

Here’s why. McCain believes in protecting and defending America as it is. Obama tells the world he is ashamed of America and wants to change it into something else. McCain stands for American exceptionalism, the belief that American values are superior to tyrannies. Obama stands for the expiation of America’s original sin in oppressing black people, the third world and the poor.

Obama thinks world conflicts are basically the west’s fault, and so it must right the injustices it has inflicted. That’s why he believes in ‘soft power’ — diplomacy, aid, rectifying ‘grievances’ (thus legitimising them, encouraging terror and promoting injustice) and resolving conflict by talking. As a result, he will take an axe to America’s defences at the very time when they need to be built up. He has said he will ‘cut investments in unproven missile defense systems’; he will ‘not weaponize space’; he will ‘slow our development of future combat systems’; and he will also ‘not develop nuclear weapons,’ pledging to seek ‘deep cuts’ in America’s arsenal, thus unilaterally disabling its nuclear deterrent as Russia and China engage in massive military buildups.

McCain understands that an Islamic war of conquest is being waged on a number of diverse fronts which all have to be seen in relation to each other. For Obama, however, the real source of evil in the world is America. The evil represented by Iran and the Islamic jihadists is apparently all America’s fault. ‘A lot of evil’s been perpetuated based on the claim that we were fighting evil,’ he said. Last May, he dismissed Iran as a tiny place which posed no threat to the US -- before reversing himself the very next day when he said Iran was a great threat which had to be defeated. He has also said that Hezbollah and Hamas have ‘legitimate grievances’. Really? And what might they be? Their grievances are a) the existence of Israel b) its support by America c) the absence of salafist Islam in the world. Does Obama think these ‘grievances’ are legitimate?

Phillips, with an outsider's eye, correctly sees the stark differences between John McCain, whom the press and Obama campaign have portrayed as "erratic", and Barack Obama, a candidate whose main qualification, according to the media, is his ability to "appear presidential".

If Obama is elected, then America will get to see if Joe Biden's "guarantee" of an international crisis is correct. None of this matters to many Obama supporters.

But the fact of the matter is: much of the world depends upon the United States for its security. The world, and especially many parts of Europe, will be able to see what the vision of an eviscerated US military looks like.

And Obama has promised just such an evisceration.

From Video: Barack Obama's Three-point Surrender Plan [March 23, 2008]:

Barack Obama's 3-point USA Surrender Plan:

1-Will end the war in Iraq immediately
2-Will end missile defense systems
3-Will not develop new nuclear weapons and achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals

Phillips' main concern is terrorism--which will not disappear if Obama is elected, despite the hopes of his supporters.

There are, alas, many in the west for whom all this is music to their ears. Whether through wickedness, ideology, stupidity or derangement, they firmly believe that the ultimate source of conflict in the world derives at root from America and Israel, whose societies, culture and values they want to see emasculated or destroyed altogether. They are drooling at the prospect that an Obama presidency will bring that about. The rest of us can’t sleep at night.

Some will sleep just fine. That would be those whose world view is one where no rogue nations exist; where 9-11 was somehow caused by America; and, where any international crisis can be forgotten by switching the channel to something more entertaining or pleasant.

by Mondo Frazier
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