At a time when our country is confronting great and growing threats, the ship of state is, at best, adrift. At worst, it is headed toward, if not actually on, the shoals.
The fault lies, of course, primarily with the commander-in-chief.
Barack Obama’s tenure has been characterized by a doctrine whose distilled essence is emboldening our enemies, undermining our friends, and diminishing our country.
As a direct result of his policies, we have a lot more — and more aggressive — enemies; fewer — and less reliable — friends; and a nation that is increasingly being fundamentally transformed in ways that will greatly reduce our capabilities to address, or even contend with, those emerging realities.
Unfortunately, some of the blame for this appalling state of affairs must be assigned to Republicans. For most of the period since the end of the Cold War, too many of them — including some conservatives — have been AWOL on national security. The lack of a Loyal Opposition has been particularly dramatic and deplorable during the Obama years.
With a few notable exceptions, there has been a dearth of coherent, thoughtful, and articulate alternatives to Barack Obama’s egregiously failing agenda in the national security and foreign policy portfolio.
Arguably, such alternatives — rooted in time-tested practices and policies — have never been more needed.
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy, a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney — Click Here Now.
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