President Donald Trump was rightfully critical of former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy blunders throughout the entirety of the 2016 presidential campaign.
In many ways, Donald Trump’s election to the highest office in the land was the final proverbial “goodbye” to the Obama era, with democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential presidency widely viewed as a third term for Obama. Instead of waving adios with all five fingers comprising the gesture, America chose a much more direct salute to the disastrous democratic deity.
Now, with President Trump at the helm of America, our national ship has begun to make its way back to safe harbor and away from the treacherous reefs and rogue waves of lefty lagoon. Trump has been extremely busy in his first few months attempting to right the wrongs committed by the previous administration, and to stay the necessary course, a little bit of the blame game may be necessary for the American people to understand exactly how frustrating the process can be.
“President Trump said Wednesday he’s now responsible for addressing the Syria crisis and other pressing international concerns but also blamed the Obama administration for the turmoil around the world.
“‘I have to just say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess,’ he said.
“Trump, at a White House press conference, said then-President Barack Obama had a ‘great opportunity’ to solve the situation in Syria, a country being destroyed in a six-year-old civil war.
“Now with President Bashar Assad accused of another chemical attack Tuesday that killed dozens of civilians, Trump criticized Obama for taking no action after Assad earlier crossed that ‘red line’ by using chemical weapons in 2013.
“’I think that set us back a long way, not only in Syria but in the rest of the world,’ Trump said in the Rose Garden, alongside Jordan King Abdullah II. ‘I now have responsibility … and carry that proudly.’”
“Likewise on the threat posed by North Korea’s missile tests, Trump said his ‘responsibility’ to address it ‘could’ve … been made a lot easier if it was handled years ago.'”
We must remember that Barack Obama was mysteriously ignorant of the crisis in Syria, perhaps to protect groups of radical Islamic terrorists such as ISIS, that for some unknown reason were not high on the former Commander in Chief’s list of priorities. Also, Obama’s refusal to work hand-in-hand with the Russians, while simultaneously hurling insults their way, complicated the matter in Syria.
Now, we can only hope that President Trump will be able to mend our ties with Russia to present a united front in the war on terror, and the peaceful end to the Syrian civil war.
As for North Korea, that mess has also been getting a great deal of attention from the President and his cabinet…something that somehow eluded Obama and his posse of progressives.