The reason that I dropped off the Herman Cain bandwagon was simple. He had no grip on foreign policy, and that is a deal killer for me. Of course Cain would have been better than the pathetic Obama record on foreign policy H/T American Power
Perry has not performed as well as hoped in the debates. And the over reaction among many is predictable. It is a long campaign folks, stop acting like an over reactive sportswriter trying to play the Superbowl two weeks into the season.
Now, Weasel Zippers reports that Perry is getting foreign policy advice from, what I would say, is a great source. Think STACHE!
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton — the confrontational, sui generis, conservative foreign policy figure who considered a run for president — has been, I’m told, among those advising Governor Rick Perry on foreign policy as the candidate rapidly ramps up his presidential campaign.
If true, I would say we can expect better answers in the future, than we heard last night.
A great interview via The Right Scoop I do not know if Bolton plans to enter the 2012 race but I certainly hope any Republican that does win next November would put Bolton in a good cabinet spot. Say Secretary of State
Will the Left apologize to Bolton ? William Jacobson makes a great observation and asks a question we all know the answer to
On May 20, 2009, John Bolton wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled “Get Ready for Another North Korean Nuke Test” in which he noted that the complacency of the Obama administration about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions (and Iran’s) was misplaced:
“The curtain is about to rise again on the long-running nuclear tragicomedy, “North Korea Outwits the United States.” Despite Kim Jong Il’s explicit threats of another nuclear test, U.S. Special Envoy Stephen Bosworth said last week that the Obama administration is “relatively relaxed” and that “there is not a sense of crisis.” They’re certainly smiling in Pyongyang.”
As usual, the Left lashed out at Bolton, who may be third after George Bush and Dick Cheney in being portrayed as crazy and paranoid. Bolton has been derided as “the neocon’s neocon” who “laps up the hosannas of fellow knuckle-draggers.”
Should they apologize and admit they were wrong? Hell yes! Will they? Hell no! They will just reinvent histry, blame Bush and people like Bolton for the evil intentions of North Korea, and Iran, and go back to their insulated world where everything is America’s fault!
If I could sum up Bolton’s assessment of Obama in just one word, that word would be WEAK!
Prior to North Korea’s launch yesterday of a Taepodong-2 ballistic missile, President Barack Obama declared that such an action would be “provocative.” This public statement was an attempt to reinforce the administration’s private efforts to urge the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to fire the missile.That effort failed, as have countless other attempts to deal softly with Pyongyang. Incredibly, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth revealed — just a few days before the launch — that he was ready to visit Pyongyang and resume the six-party talks once the “dust from the missiles settles.” It is no wonder the North fired away.
Once the missile shot was complete, the administration’s answer was hand-wringing, more rhetoric and, oh yes, the obligatory trip to the U.N. Security Council so that it could scold the defiant DPRK. Beyond whatever happens in the Security Council, Mr. Obama seems to have no plan whatever.
No plan? Well that is like so unfair! Obama has a plan! He will jump on his unicorn, ride to North Korea, engage Lil Kim in diplomatic talks, ensuring him that we are listening, and that we are mean cowboys anymore. I am sure THAT will work, if not, maybe Obama can make Lil Kim feel better by dismantling our nuclear weapons or by sending Jimmah Carter over there to kiss Lil Kim’s behind? Or maybe he can send Hillary Clinton to mow Lil Kim’s lawn or something. Maybe he could send Al “Pimp My Hair” Sharpton to give Lil Kim tips on his do! Yeah, that would do it! What do you say Kim?
Of course, seeing as how the North Korean rocket, ah performed, maybe we could just send over lots and lots of Viagra?