Today is normally a day I look forward to, as it’s my birthday, but since I found out some time ago, that I would be sharing this anniversary with Barack Hussein Obama’s first 100 days in office I have been somewhat downhearted about the occasion. How can I celebrate my birthday properly, whilst firmly in the knowledge that Liberals will be celebrating as if this was a holy day? I can just imagine the BBC coverage now, vomit inducing does not quite capture the sycophancy of it. So now I must write about why this milestone is deplorable, and if things continue the way they are now, why the America I love will suffer.
Obama has been such a disaster its hard to know where to begin… What about his decision to close down Guantanamo Bay / Gitmo / GuantanAmerica, whatever you want to call it. That’s a good one, oh how the liberals loved that one, a place they had despised for years, yet were instrumental in setting up, now there’s a contradiction for you. The fact of the matter is what are you going to do with the terrorists, sorry “unlawful combatants” that are held there? These men are dangerous criminals, who should never see the light of day again and it’s only by our good grace that we don’t chop off their heads and display them on TV like they do to western hostages.
Whilst we’re on the subject why can’t we say war on terror any more? It’s now “an overseas contingency operation” because lets face it terrorism is such a strong word and we don’t want to further alienate the people that hate us do we? Pathetic.
To add insult to injury Obama also decided to release the CIA memos detailing their enhanced interrogation techniques. Things like; sleep depravation, stress positions and water boarding are now considered torture, despite the fact that these techniques helped prevent an attack on LA airport and the Brooklyn bridge. These interrogation techniques were also approved by congress at the time of their introduction and people like the speaker Nancy Pelosi were given detailed briefings on them.
If there was no objection then, why the witch hunt now? All this has done is aid our enemies by telling them what we do to detainees, and it has made America weaker. The CIA will no longer rigorously pursue terrorists and carry out thorough interrogations, for fear of being prosecuted as war criminals.
Obama should also stop bowing down (literally in the case of the Saudi King) to other world leaders, America is the world super power and should act like it. Who cares what the French have to say about anything, who cares even less what they think? Obviously Obama does.
It seems like hardly a week goes by without Obama apologising to someone about how “terrible” America is and apologising for all “bad” things it has done. I hold firm to George W. Bush’s conviction of “no apologies,” after all what is there to apologise for? Sorry we’re helping to spread freedom and democracy around the world, sorry we saved half of you from totalitarian regimes? Stop glad handing Chavez and remember who your allies are Mr. President, obviously sitting in Rev Wright’s church and palling round with Bill Ayers has seriously affected his judgment.
Finally I turn to Obama’s economic policy. The economy was of course in freefall before he assumed office but his handling of the situation has made things worse. The stimulus money has disappeared into thin air, the treasury department is still understaffed, and the man Obama appointed to run the department Tim Geitner is a tax cheat. He has turned the beacon of free market capitalism into a state controlled behemoth, where everyone must suck from the teat of state to get what they want.
The budget was knee-jerk and appealed directly to the Democratic base. There were no hands across the isle, or the much heralded new style politics of bipartisanship, that Obama promised to introduce. Now America has been saddled with unprecedented debt, which as John McCain rightly said is nothing short of “generational theft.”
There is so much more I could have said about what I think of Obama’s first 100 days but I feel I must draw the line somewhere. In short America is heading for disaster, if you thought Carter was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet. I fear for America, the American people are the same but somehow it feels like I’m in a foreign land.