What is it with Obama and sanctions?

What is it with Obama and sanctions?

Jerry
Philipson

 

The United States has just announced
that it will impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in order to end the
violence and repression there.

What is it with Obama and sanctions? He
seems to be fixated on them as a means to prevent madmen from sowing death and
destruction. Its as if he doesn’t have any other weapons at his disposal.

The President keeps on telling us he is a sports fan. If he was a batter
in a baseball game he’d have two strikes on him and be facing a third.

Strike number one is Kim Jong-Il of North Korea. Sanctions certainly
haven’t prevented him from pursuing his nuclear ambitions, which was their whole
point. Obama swung at the North Korean dictator with a sanctions bat and missed
completely.

Strike number two is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. Obama
thought sanctions would prevent Iran from developing and posessing nuclear
weapons but they have been no more successful there than they were in North
Korea. Iran is very close to becoming a nuclear power and sanctions have done
nothing to prevent Ahmadinejad from pursuing and achieving this status. Obama’s
sanctions bat swung and missed at him too.

Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi will
be strike number three. The sanctions won’t be any more successful with him than
it was with the other two, which Obama will soon find out. The violence and
repression in Libya will end whe Gadhafi falls from power and not one minute
before. He will keep on killing people in order to remain head of state for as
long as he can. That is his nature and his way and sanctions simply won’t change
him.

Three strikes and you’re out, Barry. Too bad we won’t be able to
get Obama out of the game until 2012 though.

This group not work for
you? How about foreign policy in general, domestic policy in general and
economic policy in particular…Obama swung and missed at those as well.

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