Benghazi Tribute & US Foreign Policy Apocalypse

"High on a Mountaintop" Benghazi Tribute by Chris Cassone.

So has Obama learned anything from the total breakdown of security and intelligence in Benghazi? Nope. Let's take a look at Obama's choice of new leaders for the State, Defense, Intelligence departments: John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan.

Barry Rubin, The Four Horsemen of US Foreign Policy Apocalypse
You can read elsewhere details about these three guys. Here I will merely summarize the two basic problems:

--Their ideas and views are horrible. This is especially so on Middle Eastern issues but how good are they on anything else? True, they are all hostile to Israel but this isn’t the first time people who think that way held high office. Far worse is that they are pro-Islamist as well as being dim-witted about U.S. interests in a way no foreign policy team has been in the century since America walked onto the world stage.

Brennan is no less than the father of the pro-Islamist policy. What Obama is saying is this: My policy of backing Islamists has worked so well, including in Egypt, that we need to do even more! ...

--They are all stupid people. Some friends said I shouldn’t write this because it is a subjective judgment and sounds mean-spirited. But honest, it’s true. Nobody would ever say that their predecessors—Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, and David Petraeus—were not intelligent and accomplished. But these guys are simply not in that category. Smart people can make bad judgments; regular people with common sense often make bad judgments less often. But stupid, arrogant people with terrible ideas are a disaster...
Melanie Phillips, The twilight of America
I think this is what is called a slam dunk. Barack Obama has now proposed filling the three positions in the US administration most concerned with the security of the nation and the defence of the free world, those at State, Defence and the CIA, by three men who have all taken up positions which can only strengthen those who threaten the security of America and the survival of the free world...

These are people who are the living embodiment of civilisational exhaustion and decline. In any healthy society, they would be considered marginal, third-rate figures characterised variously by moral spinelessness, stupidity and knuckle-dragging prejudice. Yet not only has Obama put such people forward to manage the security of America, at a time when Iran is racing to build its nuclear bomb and Islamic radicals are destroying lives and freedom across the world and making headway into the west -- in part because of the policies of Obama himself; even more stunningly, the American liberal media, along with timid or ideologically partisan US Jewish leaders, remain silent about these astoundingly destructive appointments because it is Obama who is making them...

Beyond terrifying. Beyond belief.
So what would motivate Obama to appoint such morons? Is it simple-minded universalism, and ignorance about Islam? Or is it Obama's egalitarian eugenics program:
It occurs to me that the Chuck Hagel appointment was made in pursuance of what I will call the “Biden Plan of Dystopic Eugenics.” Have you noticed that Obama seems to search out and elevate white men on the basis of their low intelligence and dullness?
Either way, the result is disaster.

File under: astoundingly destructive appointments.

(Via GatesOfVienna and AtheistConservative).

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