The World is Not Safe
by Ted Poe on January 15, 2016 at 10:55 AM
In his State of the Union message, President Obama claimed that America’s standing as a world power is greater than when he first took office.
Let’s see. Iran just took 10 of our sailors hostage for 24 hours. Iran props up a dictator in Syria who has killed millions of his own citizens. Iran is the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism. Iran is currently developing ICBMs and eventually will have nuclear weapons.
Russia invaded Ukraine, a country hungry for freedom. The Ukrainians looked to the United States for leadership, and the United States watched and basically did nothing. The Russians are still in Ukraine.
North Korea has nuclear weapons and ICBMs that can now reach the United States.
ISIS and other terrorist groups control more territory and have more money than ever before in history.
Last year was one of the deadliest years of terrorist violence on record. The fact is the world is not safer today. It is not a more stable place than it was 8 years ago. The world is full of dangerous, rogue nations seeking to do harm. Our friends don’t trust us, and our enemies scoff at us. The administration’s foreign policy is based on wobbly knees, not strength.
And that is just the way it is.