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10-02-2009, 10:51 AM
"Wait and see What they have to say After he Bails out of Afghanistan ?"

Losing Faith in the Commander in Chief

The latest Fox News/Opinion Dymanic poll is chock-full of bad news for the president. But on foreign policy, the results are nothing short of stunning. On who they trust more to decide the next steps in Afghanistan.

66 percent say military commanders, while only 20 percent say the president.

Even Democrats have more faith in the military commanders (by a 45 to 37 percent margin).

On Iran, 69 percent say Obama has not been tough enough, including 55 percent of Democrats.

Sixty-one percent favor a U.S. military action, if needed, to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
In short, Obama has already achieved what it took Jimmy Carter an entire term to attain:
the conviction of a large majority of the American people that he is not protecting our interests or performing adequately as commander in chief.

He can either stiffen his resolve to confront America’s foes or continue his decline. World events are unlikely to help him–they will only highlight his shoddy performance as our adversaries, seeing exactly what Americans do, begin to test and challenge the U.S. at every turn.

Joe Biden had a single correct insight during the campaign about foreign policy: Obama’s mettle would be tested, and “it’s not going to be apparent that’s we’re right.” For once Biden has proved to be the master of understatement.