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World Citizenship Trumps Defense Under Obama

National Security: We're "not just" Americans, says our new secretary of state, but "citizens of the world." And globalism comes before "protecting the country from catastrophic attack," says our top general.

Barack Obama apparently got his foreign policy thinking not from anything he learned at Columbia or Harvard (where we still don't know his grades), but from noted diplomats Lionel Richie and the late Michael Jackson.

"We Are the World" was their 1985 Live Aid anthem to raise money to fight famine in Ethiopia — much of which ended up in the pockets of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and his army.

"Change can only come when we stand together as one," the song declared, which sounds a lot like the "Change We Can Believe In" rhetoric of Obama's campaigning.

It took more than a quarter century, but this infantile pop-star fantasizing has finally risen up the charts to the highest levels of military and diplomatic power.

According to Obama's new secretary of state, 2004's ill-fated Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, speaking to staff at the U.S. Embassy in London on Monday: "We are not just, though we are proudly, citizens of the United States of America; we are also Citizens of the World."

The next day, during his first trip abroad as secretary, Kerry — infamous for throwing his Vietnam military medals onto the steps of the U.S. Capitol over 40 years ago — spoke to students in Berlin.

To these youths who undoubtedly subsist on an information diet of Euromedia-produced anti-Americanism, he quipped that "in America, you have a right to be stupid if you want to be ... I think that's something worth fighting for."

Kerry managed to be the Ugly American and the Dumb American simultaneously, and the youths duly guffawed.

Beyond mere talk, at the Pentagon the right of a taxpayer-salaried Citizen of the World to be stupid is fully deployed under the guidance of the Obama administration.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff were traditionally supposed to advise the president on the nation's defenses.

After the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Pentagon structural reform, however, the Joint Chiefs chairman gained substantial independent power, and now often tends to be indistinguishable from a civilian presidential appointee in viewpoint.

On Jan. 31, Obama's Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey gave Coast Guard cadets the full Obama line: There are four "national interests" now guiding the military. And in that ranking, "our contribution to the stability of the global economic system" comes before our armed forces' duty "to protect the country from a catastrophic attack."

And if that's not dumb enough for you, in the House of Representatives, Democrats want to establish a new federal "Department of Peacebuilding" Cabinet-level bureaucracy, featuring a "Secretary of Peacebuilding" who would sit on the National Security Council.

Presumably, during NSC meetings at the White House, he or she would point out that planned U.S. military attacks would not be very peaceful.

According to extreme left-wing Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., however, the Peacebuilding department wouldn't just scale down U.S. military actions abroad but would enjoy jurisdiction domestically, going after school bullies and preventing cruelty against animals.

It would even set up a "peace academy" modeled after West Point and Annapolis.

Maybe President Obama will put the federal Peace bureaucracy in charge of domestic drones, which could shoot flowers at their surveillance targets.

Between defending stupidity rights, a military busy defending globalism rather than homeland terrorism, and designing a new Department of Peacebuilding, it's hard to see how Uncle Sam can survive this Friday's sequester of 3% in automatic spending cuts.



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Added: Feb-26-2013 Occurred On: Feb-26-2013
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    • @anymoose Hey, sure glad we found those WMDs in Iraq, and captured Osama in Afghanistan.

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    • @hellgremlin
      Deflect, deflect, deflect.

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    • @hellgremlin Not to play the dumb American, but I don't get it. Bin Laden was in Afghanistan when the US invaded. And we did find chemicals in Iraq, they just weren't loaded in any canisters or bombs. Doesn't change the moose is right though. The Government has said stuff enough, that the cattle just believe it with out question.

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    • @grayokc Hey, Lehman Brothers is too big to fall.

      Hey, stem cells are exactly like babies.

      Hey, the HPV vaccine makes teen girls slutty.

      Hey, red states are more productive and take less federal aid than blue states.

      Lie, after lie, after lie... all coming from Republicans.

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    • @bioforge The only chemicals found in Iraq were individual 80s era artillery gas shells. No stockpiles were ever found, and everything matched up with Saddam's story that they ditched their chem weapons in the desert. Most rusted, vast majority completely inert, and one or two turned up in an IED and did nothing.

      As for Osama being in Afghanistan... maybe during the first week or two of the invasion? I wouldn't stick around in an active war zone if I was a 6'6 beard-man whose face is known to More..

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  • Treason is a daily occurance with this administration.

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  • Well, these clowns have a little over 3 more years to totally destroy this country. If they were half as proficient in building this country up as they are tearing it down we'd be a great nation once again.

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    • @Master123 Your economy's up, stock market's up, unemployment's down... what in Sam hell are you talking about, mate?

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    • @hellgremlin It's socialism dummy. Remember?

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    • @hellgremlin LOL, the economy is growing slower than a 3 toed sloth in the middle of winter, the stock market is up because companies are holding onto their cash, and the employment rate is at the new norm which is north of 7% if you chose to believe the government but we all know that it's much higher.

      So yeah, we're just fucking peachy!

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    • @aussite Uh, well, yes, it is growing slowly. That's because it's in recovery from the damage inflicted by the last Republican fucktard to claw his way to power.

      Bush is the one who wrecked your economy and I won't let you forget it. Ever since Obama hit office, your nation's been on an upswing.

      Of course you're programmed to refuse this reality and substitute one of your own, where Obama is the secret Muslim Kenyan antichrist who wants to take your guns and melt them down into free Priuse More..

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    • @hellgremlin you are truly a fucking idiot troll.
      Go play with your obamaphone and wait for your next gubbermint check to arrive.

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  • Fuck you... Goddamn democrat cocksuckers and their stupid ass delusions of grandeur... What makes these assholes think the world wants them calling the fucking shots? Half of their own countrymen hate their fucking guts.

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    • @TheMule Nah. Actually, it's less than half. And your half will continue to shrink as your old racist voter base dies off.

      Here's reality:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/republican-poll_n_2765432.html

      In short, you'll never see political power again. How's it feel?

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    • @hellgremlin I hope I live long enough to see you starve in the streets you stupid asshole.

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    • @TheMule Whereas I know I will live long enough to see you go farther and farther to the right, until you start rounding up "lesser races" in concentration camps and the whole world turns on you for the filthy fascists you are.

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    • @hellgremlin Typical shitbag left wing straw man argument... No, I only want to see you die, cunt. And it's not because of your race. It's because you're a fucking piece of shit.

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    • @TheMule My race? I'm white. What, you thought I was a secret Muslim, you paranoid hate-filled gasbag?

      I don't want to see you die. You're far more helpful alive, and being yourself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a typical Republican.

      I'll enjoy watching your slide into irrelevance and isolation-induced madness as you slowly realize what a social reject you and your kind are.

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  • Can they get any MORE stupid?

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  • awww look a pic of a supporter if islam and communism and a coward.
    ive seen pics of slaughtered pigs that look better than this

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    • @anubiskrytes Hey Repubs? If you're wondering why the rest of your nation is moving away from you?

      This guy right here, and all others like him. "Fucking morons" in layman's terms. You're loaded with them.

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    • @hellgremlin eat shit you obamanite sheeple. i bet you suck islamic dick,, i take it ya believe everything the talking box tells you.. have fun living in your little box of dixiecrat ignorance.

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    • @hellgremlin hey fucknuts !?! Did it ever occur to you that you can oppose Obama's policy and NOT be a republican ?
      Probably not since you spout bullshit like a fully brainwashed "progressive".

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    • @CallousD Oh, sure, you can oppose Obama's policy and not be a Republican.

      But once you start making comments about the evil Mooslims, you're going a lot closer toward confirming your R status. This is because most Republicans are racists and xenophobes who scapegoat Islam as the greatest evil in the world, while committing evils Islam couldn't hold a candle to.

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    • @anubiskrytes Hey, funny you mention the Dixiecrats.

      Whatever happened to them?

      Oh yeah, they joined up with you guys, and that's why today the Republicans are the party of racism and hatred. And why they'll LOSE.

      Thanks for being your unique self, buddy. Couldn't have driven you from power without your help, and now your kind won't see power for a looooooong time.

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  • What the fuck is wrong with this party?

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  • Obama = bullshit

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  • no one fucking asked me if i wanted to be a citizen of the world...and the answer is fuck no because it has already become clear that i may not have a culture but must instead bend over backwards to ensure that some other pig fucker can live by his

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  • Just bought a Glock 23 because of these 2 tards

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  • America is finished unless the Traitor 0bama is exposed and deposed.

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  • "The Department of Homeland Security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails in anticipation of automatic budget cuts, in a move one Arizona sheriff called politically motivated -- and dangerous.

    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more than 500 detainees in his county alone over the weekend. A spokesman for Babeu told FoxNews.com that ICE officials have said they plan to release a total of near More..

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    • @speakamerican I'd like to share with you a segment of a poem.

      "Give me your tired, your poor,
      Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
      The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
      Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
      I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

      This is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. It's a lovely thought, isn't it?

      I think it's missing something though. One final stanza, to reflect current American attitudes toward immigration:

      "Unless More..

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    • @hellgremlin That doesn't mean come here and break our laws. Back then immigrants were proud to be American and wanted to contribute. Now alot come with a open hand seeing what we will give them. They have no desire to assimilate.

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    • @762soldier Well, yes. The open hand is kind of expected when you call yourselves the land of opportunity, and have big ol' statues devoted to liberty and welcoming poor people ;)

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    • @hellgremlin This was our own Department of Homeland Security. They are supposed to place our citizens safety above all others.That poem is from a different time in history.Wonder why they put those peoples safety above our own?

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    • @hellgremlin

      WE DON'T WANT ANYMORE FUCKING LOSERS!

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  • WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • there it is...straight from the horses mouth

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  • They always talk as if the world should be a one world order. Notice that?

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  • WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

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  • Now they just make fun of you.

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  • We are so F*cked -- WASF

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  • "Maybe President Obama will put the federal Peace bureaucracy in charge of domestic drones, which could shoot flowers at their surveillance targets."

    Bahahahahahahahahaha!!!!


    I would make one change though...

    "Between defending stupidity rights, a military busy defending globalism rather than homeland terrorism, and designing a new Department of Peacebuilding, it's hard to see how Uncle [s]Sam[/s] *Tom can survive this Friday's sequester of 3% in automatic More..

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  • yup... "citizens of the world" who drop bombs on places like Libya

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  • Traitors.

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  • Traitors of state!

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