Presidential candidate Barack Obama has been a star ever since throwing his hat into the presidential ring. Many people adore him simply because they see him as a breath of fresh air, a political maverick uncorrupted by Washington and who sincerely cares about the folks. Few people pay attention to his actual beliefs or policy positions. And that's a big mistake.
While Obama might have some good ideas--most politicians do--I'm scared of him. I fear he's totally possessed by the spirit of Neville Chamberlain, and that bodes ill for the safety and even survival of America and the entire Free World.
For those who don't know, Neville Chamberlain was Britain's Prime Minister in the '30's, when Hitler ruled Germany. Terrified of another war, Chamberlain, along with other European "leaders", negotiated with and appeased Hitler at every turn. No action was too dishonorable for Chamberlain to commit in the name of peace. His biggest claim to fame, or infamy, was his sell out of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany in 1938. He returned to England a hero, waving before the newsreel cameras the infamous "Peace of Paper" and proclaiming he had secured "Peace in our time". Less than a year later World War II broke out.
Fast forward to Obama, 2007.
During the YouTube debate Obama said that, if elected president, he would talk with the leaders of rogue nations and do so without conditions. Like his spiritual grandfather, Obama has an irrational faith in negotiation and the goodwill of tyrants. In an effort to clarify his remarks after receiving some criticism for them, Obama tried to make diplomacy seem like a bold strategy. He kept saying that we have nothing to fear from negotiation, implying that the Bush administration is cowardly for not talking to and dignifying dictators and terrorists.
Obama claimed that we shouldn't be afraid to tell "the worst dictators" that we don't like their values, human rights violations, or support for terrorists, but if they were willing to "go in a new direction" we should be willing to talk. How touching. Obama's going to trust leaders--and their terrorist sidekicks-- who oppress women, deny the Holocaust, call for the eradication of entire nations, demand conversion to their religion or else, and starve their people en masse. But he won't concede that president Bush has even a drop of decency. And that outlook is supposed to protect America? Yeah, right.
I can just see Obama--oops!--I mean Osama bin Laden and friends shaking at the thought of an Obama presidency. "Please Allah!" they'll pray in terror. "Save us from America's new leader! He's not like Bush. He wants to talk to us! He's going to tell us he doesn't like our values! Oh please, Allah, save us!"
And you want to elect Barack Obama commander-in-chief? Please!