It has been clear from the get-go that President Barack Obama's actual leadership abilities, good will and competence are inversely proportional to his ego, narcissism and arrogance. The events unfolding around us demand leadership, or at the very least, inspiration and words that instill confidence. But if you're expecting such qualities from our fearless leader, you will be sorely disappointed.
We have now had two consecutive weeks of calamity, starting with the outrageous decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for actions that would land most people in the slammer. On July 7, five police officers were gunned down in Dallas. Thursday, an Islamofascist vermin drove a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing over 80 and horribly wounding dozens of others. The images of the carnage are deeply disturbing, and it is painful to comprehend the horrible suffering and grave wounds of so many.
Then on Friday, we got word of a military coup in Turkey, a situation that parallels what happened in Egypt in 2013, when the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood cohorts. The Turkish coup killed more than 250 people, but failed. Thousands of Turkish soldiers are now in government custody, and President Recep Erdogan will undoubtedly put the oppression hammer down hard. Turkey's military was concerned with the same thing Egypt's military was: That Erdogan was stripping away citizens' rights and installing a more Islamist form of government. Predictably, Obama supported Morsi and now supports Erdogan. Finally, today we learned that three Baton Rouge, La., police officers were murdered in a cold-blooded ambush.
What has transpired overseas and in the United States in just the past two weeks is an atmosphere of utter chaos which leaves a menacing cloud of fear and insecurity over people worldwide. At a time when we need wise actions and reassuring words of comfort from our leader, President Obama has made poor decisions and inappropriate statements over and over.
His bad judgment was obvious a few years ago when he was hell-bent to pull troops out of Iraq. After years of blood and treasure sacrificed to oust psychopathic butcher Saddam Hussein and stabilize his devastated nation, we gave up our hard-earned progress by abruptly vacating Iraq. The maniacal monsters of ISIS quickly filled the void, and Iran has also rushed in to exert greater control.
For years, our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have had their hands tied with strict rules of engagement that basically hamstring their effectiveness and make them much more vulnerable to harm. Who knows how many deaths and injuries we have occurred because the idealist at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has pie-in-the-sky notions of how war ought to be waged.
In the same way, local police officers are basically being told to stand down (or they are doing so to avoid possible confrontations that could result in facing charges and possible conviction). Crime is out of control in places such as Baltimore and the South Side of Chicago. Police are under constant threat, with hateful rhetoric being directed at them on a daily basis -- much of it coming from Obama voters, no doubt. Yet the tone deaf Obama recently invited leaders of Black Lives Matter to the White House.
Rubbing salt in the wounds of family members of the deceased Dallas officers, Obama used his memorial service remarks to wallow in a discourteous rant about how our justice system still is tinged with racism and police departments are not without blame. He even wandered into slavery and Jim Crow laws. Disgraceful, but sadly, not a bit surprising in light of this man's boundless conceit and despicable track record.
Obama has purged the military of generals who don't suck up to his PC crap, including foisting transgender and gay policies on one of the American institutions that still is highly respected and absent of massive corruption. Now women will be integrated into combat roles. The practical problems and ramifications are plentiful -- that is, if one exercises rational thought and doesn't succumb to imagery and high-mindedness that is totally naive. Obama has deprived our nation of great experience, talent and strategic thinking in the leadership ranks, simply to appease his PC obsessions.
Turning to domestic terrorism, Obama has been knee-jerk with his calls for more gun control after the San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, Fla., killings. And he twists himself into a pretzel to avoid saying "Islamic terrorism" or "Islamic extremism." His declaration that the 2009 murders by Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas was "workplace violence" was not just asinine and preposterous, it was deeply offensive.
Obama is also adamant about opening up the floodgates to immigrants from the Middle East (to increase the number of Democrats as well as to reduce the Christian majority in our nation), despite the fact we cannot properly vet them and some of them will undoubtedly turn into terrorists. And let's not forget that quite a few of the Islamofascists released from Guantanamo Bay have returned to the battle field and/or plotting acts of terrorism.
When Newt Gingrich said Muslims who support sharia law should be deported, Obama's indignance and scorn were off the charts. Once again, he showed more rage against a conservative than he does against terrorists who murder and maim. He's done it repeatedly with Republicans, the NRA and others.
To put it simply, Barack Obama is the polar opposite of what the United States needs in Summer 2016. The world is Humpty Dumpty. But rather than put it back together again, Barack Obama, one of the most divisive presidents we've ever had, is feeding it into a shredder, head first.