Saturday, December 19, 2009

Palin Was Right; Obama Should Have Boycotted Copenhagen

Sarah Palin was right.

President Obama should have boycotted Copenhagen.

An agreement was struck yesterday at the 11th hour to limit temperature increases to two degrees Celsius.

The Obama Administration describes the agreement as "meaningful and unprecedented."

But the agreement isn't legally binding. The only thing here is that is "meaningful and unprecedented" is that China has effectively supplanted the United States as the most powerful nation in the world under Obama's watch. When President Obama has to ask Premier Wen if he is ready to see him it tells you who is running the show.

Now there are those like Pat Buchanan who would make the case that this state of affairs has been well on its way for some time now. But at least President Bush didn't care what China thought when he would openly receive the Dalai Lama. The same cannot be said for President Obama when he snubbed The Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel Laureate, during his visit to Washington in October. President Obama was due for his first state visit to China the following month and did not want to offend Premier Wen or President Hu. Indeed, Obama's visit did nothing to inspire the confidence of Chinese dissidents.

This isn't to say that American military strength has been surpassed. But so long as President Obama insists on denying American exceptionalism at home and belittling America abroad (Nobel speech or not) then other powers will be more than happy to fill in the breach with China topping the list with Russia close behind. President Obama has certainly done nothing to discourage the Chinese whether by bowing to President Hu or asking Premier Wen if he is ready to receive him.

If Sarah Palin were in the White House I cannot imagine her behaving in such a defensive and deferential manner.

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