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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Smelling Blood

Ralph Peters doesn't mince words. I don't usually agree with him, but this time he's saying something that needs saying.

AMERICA'S enemies smell blood and it's type "O."

All new administrations stumble a bit as they seek their footing. But President Obama's foreign-policy botches have set new records for instant incompetence.

Contrary to left-wing myths, I wasn't a fan of the Bush administration. (I called for Donald Rumsfeld to get the boot in mid-2001.) But fair's fair. Despite his many faults, Bush sought to do good. Obama just wants to look good.

Vice President Dick Cheney was arrogant. Vice President Joe Biden is arrogant and stupid. Take your pick.

Don't worry about the new administration's ideology. Worry about its terrifying naivete.

Read the whole thing here.

And here's the thing. The dangerous cluelessness and moral idiocy exhibited by Obama and his team is pretty much typical of Ivy League academicians -- you know, the kind of people who instructed Obama at Columbia, which is the only place he would have had any contact with serious discourse over foreign policy. These days advanced degrees from an Ivy League institution are no guarantee of competence. In fact, in highly politicized areas [and what isn't these days?] you might be well advised to assume incompetence.