Europe is teetering, about to be sucked into a fiscal Bermuda Triangle over the sovereign debt crises of many of their members.
The Middle East is aflame. Iran is on the march, controlling Syria and Lebanon and now, with our accelerated complete withdrawal from Iraq in a few months, is poised to force that nation into its sphere of influence. Egypt is falling to the Muslim Brotherhood, while the Brotherhood and other Islamists are ready to take over in Libya and Tunisia, at least behind the scenes. Turkey is experiencing its own quiet Islamist revolution and is peeling away from the U.S. and the West in favor of Iran. Saudi Arabia is engaged in a proxy fight with Iran over Bahrain and other areas for dominance of the Persian Gulf.
China is busy building up its military capabilities and economy, with scant attention from us, apart from the counterproductive trade war some in Congress would like to start.
Russia is poised to re-install KGB top dog, Vladimir Putin, as president, although he never really went away. Meanwhile, we’re getting ready to allow the Russians access to some of our biggest military secrets as part of the New START agreement.
Our economy is still sucking salt: unemployment up, growth stagnant, inflation up, housing prices down, consumer confidence down. Another downgrade may be around the corner. The socialists of Occupy Wall Street and the unions are beating the incessant drums of revolution.
The good times of the Obama years keep on rolling, don’t they?
Team Obama just unveiled a new slogan for its re-election efforts: We Can’t Wait. Who’s the genius who came up with that one? The jokes write themselves. We Can’t Wait for 2012! We Can’t Wait for the end of his economic reign of terror! We Can’t Wait for the economy to begin to rebound! We Can’t Wait for America to be respected and yes, feared, again! We Can’t Wait for the skinny socialist to get booted out of office! We Can’t Wait for the return of America!
We. Can’t. Wait.
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