It has been said before but bears repeating: Unless we learn from the lessons of history, history will repeat itself.
The chaos in the Middle East today, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, is a direct result, in my opinion, of broken promises arising out of World War I. These promises, made by Great Britain and France, were to help the Arab people have their own independent free state. You may recall the movie, “Lawrence of Arabia,” where Col. T.E. Lawrence of British intelligence, played brilliantly by Peter O’Toole, led an army of arabs across the desert to attack the port city of Aquaba from the rear. It was a highly successful surprise attack aiding greatly in the allied powers war effort. But arab cooperation had been gleaned based largely on promises to provide an independent arab state if the allied powers were successful, which they were. But the promises were broken, no such state was provided. Instead, arbitrary boundaries were drawn to divide what was then Mesopotamia into what is now Iraq and Iran. The existing turbulence is an outgrowth, I believe, of those broken promises.
But the main point to be made here is that there is no one in Washington capable of dealing with this crisis. Obama was inexperienced and unqualified from the gitgo to be president and is incompetent and a liar. He should never have been elected in the first place. He is eminently unqualified to lead the country and hasn’t a clue as to how to deal with the current crisis in the Middle East. But the country felt compelled to elect its first black president. It was a mistake, not because of his color but because Obama was, and is, unqualified for the job.
But now, are we gearing up to repeat that mistake? Golden girl Hillary Clinton appears to be the Democratic front runner. She has no measurable accomplishments but would be the first woman president if elected. She is also firmly entrenched as a world class liar, a “congenital liar” to quote the late William Safire. Her tenure as secretary of state produced no accomplishments despite her protests to the contrary except for the deaths of four Americans, deaths for which she has to date failed to take responsibility.
It is simply a flaw in American politics that anyone, qualified or not, can run for president. It’s the price we pay for being a free country. But lets not elect another Obama. One is enough. Hillary would be a disaster for this country. The country deserves and needs to elect someone with measurable accomplishments at leadership, in other words a proven leader. Hillary is far, far removed from being that person.
Copyright 2014. Arnold G. Regardie. All rights reserved.