The more one sees President Obama in action the more you realize that the leader of the free world is not a big fan of democracy.
Take a look at his foreign policy, with few exceptions he has positioned the United States against the force of democracy in the world. He has insulted out close allies in Great Britain by dissing their Prime Minister when he came to visit; no state dinner, no press conference and to top it all off President Obama gave the Prime Minister a crappy take-home gift, old DVDs. Then he insulted France when he refused to have dinner with their president, even though he was a guest in their country. While he was moving away from our democratic allies, he has been moving closer to the repressive regimes within the Muslim world, literally bowing down to the likes of Saudi Arabia. He has even moved away from our number one ally in the Middle East, the democracy Israel, in order to seduce a terrorist Palestinian regime.
The most glaring examples of the Presidential distaste for Democracy can be seen in two recent international crises, Iran and Honduras. Each time Obama has taken the side of the oppressors against the forces of democracy, each time, he has done it because he wants to create a friendship with the oppressive regime.
On Sunday, Mr. Obama’s consigliere was asked about Iran by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and NBC’s David Gregory. Mr. Gregory asked whether there “should be consequences” for the regime’s violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations. “The consequences, I think, will unfold over time in Iran,” answered Mr. Axelrod.
Mr. Stephanopoulos quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying that “this time, the Iranian nation’s reply will be harsh and more decisive to make the West regret its meddlesome stance.” Said Mr. Axelrod, “I’m not going to entertain his bloviations that are politically motivated.” As for whether the administration wasn’t selling short the demonstrators, Mr. Axelrod could only say that “the president’s sense of solicitude with those young people has been very, very clear.”
Bottom line from Mr. Axelrod, and presumably Mr. Obama, too: “We are going to continue to work through . . . the multilateral group of nations that are engaging Iran, and they have to make a decision, George, whether they want to further isolate themselves in every way from the community of nations, or whether they are going to embrace that.”
Translation: People of Iran — best of luck! Source
The President of Honduras tried to illegally plot to hold on power. The Courts and their congress ordered the presidident removed from power, the Army Complied and returned power to the Honduras Congress. Once again a nation trying to hold onto freedom, once again, our President takes a position against democracy.
President Obama on Monday declared that the United States still considers Manuel Zelaya to be the president of Honduras and assailed the coup that forced him into exile as “not legal,” deepening the chasm between the Central American nation and much of the rest of the world.
“It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition rather than democratic elections,” Obama said in the Oval Office after meeting with Colombian President Alviro Uribe. “The region has made enormous progress over the last 20 years in establishing democratic traditions in Central America and Latin America. We don’t want to go back to a dark past.”
Leaders from across the Western Hemisphere and beyond called for return to power of Zelaya, who arrested on Sunday morning by soldiers who stormed his residence and forced him into exile. The country now has another president appointed by its Congress, Roberto Micheletti, who insisted that Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating Honduras’ constitution and attempting to extend his own rule.
“We are very clear about the fact that President Zelaya is the democratically elected president,” Obama said.
The United States, he said, will work the Organization of American States and other bodies to try to resolve the conflict peacefully.
The OAS was holding an emergency session on the crisis Tuesday. Source
One would expect that the president of the United States of America would be a big supporter of the forces of Democracy, that is what the office has always stood for, but his this is one more example of “Change”