Foreign policy and military experience essentials
Presidential candidates should have foreign policy and military experience as requirements for the job. The reason is simple, on the job training is too risky and the consequences are too great. President Obama was deficient in this experience as have been many recent presidents.
Today, OJT is making him more experienced though his deliberate approach and lack of timely response undermines superior intellectual powers. None of the candidates for president today are any better, and in many respects are less prepared than Obama.
Voters must look beyond 2012 for improvement and hope that experience will improve performance in the near term.
Embracing dictators of any kind undermines the principles and character of our nation. That is the lesson here.
“Breaking News Alert: U.S. ignored alarms about possible revolt against Yemeni leader, cables show
April 7, 2011 10:07:08 PM
Influential Yemenis and U.S. allies repeatedly warned American diplomats in 2009 and 2010 of the growing vulnerability of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to several previously undisclosed U.S. diplomatic cables. Despite those warnings, the Obama administration continued to embrace Saleh and became increasingly dependent on him to combat an al-Qaeda affiliate.