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President Obama’s Foreign Policy

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy can be analyzed in two vital parts: first, his goals and decision-making mechanism and, second, his policies and implementation.

His foreign policy-making team, which centered on the White House, is headed by the president, who relies on Vice President Joe Biden and his National Security Adviser General James Jones. His National Security Council is over 200 person in stuff is almost four times large that NSC staffs of Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and George H. W. Bush and almost ten times as large a President John F. Kennedy. In addition, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton play an important role on president’s foreign policy decision regarding global challenges. Moreover, Rahm Emmanuel his chief of stuff and David Axelord his senior adviser are part of the foreign policy decision-making machine. Finally, the President relies on various special foreign policy envoys such as, Ambassador, Richard Holbrooke regarding on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Of course, President Obama himself is the main source of geo-strategic and geo-economic directions. However, the new U.S. global strategic direction clearly indicates a very vague and idealistic approach to U.S. national security interests.

President Obama strongly indicated that is the first post-American president that he strongly equalizes the American exceptionalism with the other countries across the globe such as Cuba and Zimbabwe. His presidential image standing above his country and above the world vividly indicates the post-American way of thinking. Under that banner has fluctuated in Iraq and Afghanistan. Specifically, in Iraq has introduced a timetable for American withdrawal and in Afghanistan agreed to send only 30,000 troops instead of 40,000 that it was recommended by the U.S. Army. He hastily wants to close Gitmo. He vacillates how to fight the war against terror even after the Fort Hood and the Christmas incidents. Lately, he discovers that we are at war with a brutal enemy.

Moreover, the Obama administration has extended a diplomatic hand to North Korea, only to see that the brutal totalitarian regime to conduct another nuclear test, launch more ballistic missiles, and kidnap two American reporters. Evidently, the leader Kim Jong ll did not get the memo for the "reset button." Without any reservations the North Korean regime continues its nuclear program. A solution to this crucial crisis is that the Obama administration needs to continue the support and deployment of the National Missile Defense System, in order to protect the U.S.A. and its allies in the region from a nuclear holocaust emanating from North Korea.

Regarding Iran and the nuclear program that the mullahs promote, President Obama is so determine to engage in diplomatic talks that overlooks how the brutal regime handles the country’s democratic movement. Iran has being transform from a theological autocracy into a theological military dictatorship. In addition, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps controls both Iran’s nuclear weapons program and its support and funding of various Islamic terrorist groups throughout the globe. Specifically, the Iranian regime has supported terrorist attacks against U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. As the total failure of negotiations with Iran appears more obvious by the minute, the Obama administration’s main strategy is to rely on economic sanctions. However, sanctions cannot work or usually take time to work due to weak international response from other nation-states. There are two military scenarios two stop Iranian regime in its nuclear escapade. The first is regime change or preemptive military attack to the nuclear sites. However, President Obama does not like either scenario.

The Obama administration must also support and promotes the rights of the various Christians populations, who reside in the Middle East and persecuted every day by the various brutal dictatorial regimes, that exist in the region. Specifically, the American administration must safeguard the rights of the Christian Copts, who are located in Egypt. The Egyptian regime systematically, persecutes them every day. America is freedom best hope. The Obama administration must implement a foreign policy that assists and protect the persecuted Christians. Political correctness does not help the various high goals and expectations of the American administration’s foreign policy decision-making machine.

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