There’s No American Foreign Policy Because There’s No America

“To have a foreign policy, there has to be recognition that there is such a thing as a foreigner. To have a national security policy, there has to be awareness that there is such a thing as a nation. Neither condition exists in Washington D.C. today.”

The Obama Administration came under intense pressure today to substantiate Vice President Joe Biden’s incredible claim, in Thursday night’s debate, that “we weren’t told” the American consulate in Benghazi had requested additional security—despite congressional testimony this week that additional security had indeed been requested before Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were murdered in a well-coordinated terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

Of course, if America was a real country, the outright conquest of a consulate (complete with replacing the Stars and Stripes with the black banner of Al Qaeda) would have been regarded as the violation of sovereign territory and an act of war.

However, because America is not a real country, the Obama Administration was able to blame Americans for the attacks. It maintained that the protests were spontaneous demonstrations triggered by righteous rage about an amateur video, hijacked by violent extremists who of course do not represent the peaceful majority. Obama’s media friends, fresh from covering the bloodthirsty instincts of Chick-Fil-A customers hastened to support this narrative.

Unfortunately, the Libyan government put in power by the Obama Administration disrupted the story by insisting that the attack was previously planned and not linked to any protests. [U.S. plans new inquiry on Libya attack, By Anne Gearan and Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, September 20, 2012] Furthermore, the Libyans insisted that they had warned the United States of what was coming.


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