“The problem with the Barack Obama administration is not its policy of containment, its biggest problem is its weakness”

Roman Catholic blogger Ysais Martinez hits the nail on the head re Obama and the Middle East, in this letter to Asia Times Online:

The problem with the Barack Obama administration is not its policy of containment, its biggest problem is its weakness. The Middle East is a place where you have to make deals with the devil, and extort, lie, deceive or murder. Extremists in the Middle East smell fear. They know how to exploit weakness and in Obama they see their wildest dream come true. The Obama White House doesn’t know how to exercise power, especially ruthless power if it is necessary. Exercising power is not just an essential aspect of politics but also in business. People will trust the leader that understands and exercises power. People will trust the leader who doesn’t hesitate in making tough decisions and using force. Obama’s America is weak and guilty of everything wrong under the sun. So I’d say that Obama is not trapped behind the wall of containment, Obama is trapped behind the wall of weakness and incompetence.

Sounds like he’s been reading When the Sheep Have Anthrax (or its sources…)

Leave a Reply