A foreign policy

 

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Under the leadership of President Barack Obama, America cozied up to her enemies and isolated her allies. It seems almost surreal that just two years ago Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu crossed the Atlantic to address our Congress, but was not granted an audience with the President.

Obama entered into a toothless disarmament agreement with a deranged Iranian theocrat who burns our flag and curses our nation. The deal funneled billions of dollars into the bank account of the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism.

Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad crossed Obama’s perilous “red line”, by using chemical weapons on his own people. Obama refused to back up his threat.

ISIS threatened to become a true caliphate. They beheaded innocent Christians, Jews and moderate Muslims alike on a nearly unprecedented scale while the American President dismissed them as, “the JV team.”

North Korea flexed its nuclear muscles at the expense of millions of starving children, sacrificed on the altar of communism. Obama failed to act.

The Obama foreign policy was war through weakness. He tried to befriend our enemies at the expense of our allies and our people. The bad guys stopped fearing us while the good guys ceased respecting us.

The American people, neutered by nearly a decade of weak leadership and American apologist rule, swung for the fences. Enter President Donald Trump. Today, the American Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel’s true capitol, will be opened. For decades Presidents from both parties have campaigned on the promise that they would move the embassy out of Tel Aviv, and into Jerusalem. This is a signal to all in the region that America supports Israel’s claim to its ancient and spiritual capitol. Many promised this, but only Trump delivered.

Last week Trump announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from an Iranian nuclear deal that did much to fund terrorism and little to inhibit Iran in its pursuit of Nuclear weapons. He did this in spite of opposition of Senate Foreign relations committee chair Bob Corker, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and many other powerful opponents.

In April, Assad again used chemical weapons against his own people, killing on an a massive scale and in an unimaginable fashion. Trump responded, despite threats from his alleged benefactor, Vladmir Putin, with targeted air strikes on the Syrian military. Assad has since fallen back in line.

Trump mercy ruled Obama’s JV team in the first half. ISIS has effectively been erased from existence through the exertion of American military might. Last week, the five most wanted remaining ISIS leaders were apprehended. They will never see the light of day again.

Yesterday, three longtime American hostages held by North Korea were reunited with their families on U.S. soil. North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un announced his intention to dismantle nuclear test sites ahead of his meeting with President Trump. He crossed over the Demilitarized Zone separating the two nations, and shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. North Korea has abandoned its long-tenured quest for nuclear power, and has ceased its anti American rhetoric.

The juxtaposition between the foreign policies of the two presidents could not be more stark. Where Obama cowered, Trump stands strong. Where Obama hid, Trump charges in. Where there was darkness, America shines again as a beacon of hope. The international void of leadership has been filled. Peace through strength had become a truly foreign policy to the American people. They had forgotten how it ended the cold war without firing a shot. I don’t know what the President’s relationship was with porn star Stormy Daniels. I don’t know how many Russian bots commented on pro Trump articles during the 2016 election cycle. Frankly, I do not care. In one year’s time,     Donald J. Trump has established himself as the most consequential president of my lifetime.

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