Snap Fact #161
President Obama's Foreign Aid Investments Are A Less Expensive And More Effective Way To Win A War!
Foreign diplomacy is a multilevel game of incredible complexity. Those who see it in one dimensional terms are certain to make the glaringly foolish mistakes like George Bush, who didn't understand that there were two factions locked in a life and death struggle in the Muslim world. That blind ignorance about the Shiite and Sunni tug of war that has raged for 1300 years was a significant part of the uninformed miscalculation that led this country into the costly and ill-advised Iraqi adventure.
Our loss was not only the obvious outpouring of human, moral, and financial resources, we also destroyed the strategic Sunni/Shiite balance that existed between Iraq and Iran that we are faced with now and will pay dearly for in the future. The fact that the previous administration was blind, deaf, and dumb to the situation is only equaled by the scary thought that the people who want to replace Mr. Obama in the White House have the same uninformed, simplistic, and one-dimensional mindset that has cost America so dearly.
Our current President - the Grand Chess-Master - is informed and alert to the complexity of global politics. He understands the subtle nuances as well as the obvious. He is able to see the long term picture that so many of his critics are blind to because their focus is on the short term. Today's SNAP-FACT is one example of how the President combined America's natural generosity with shrewd long term geopolitical foresight.