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Foreign Affairs

Obama and his International Coalition

Obama doesn’t think much of our nation, despite the fact that he is the President.  So he is always seeking an international coalition to do his work for him.

That way we can have less casualties and he can ride his white, invisible horse as the prince of peace.  After all, he did win the Nobel Prize for his peacefulness before he did anything peaceful.  Awards stick to him like flies to flypaper.  He is nothing posing as something, a voice in the wind without any gumption.

He fantasized about ISIS that an “international coalition would continue to shrink its ‘sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.’”

Why?  How?  Who is Obama kidding?  Internationality implies military capability and the difficulties of coordination. It is a vitiation rather than an amalgamation, a spreading out rather than a concentration.  It implies a glee club of soldiers singing the same tune while ISIS puts wax in its ears and decapitates us.

What’s done is best done by us.  Let’s quit hiding from our responsibilities through internationalism. When I was young and got into a street fight I didn’t ask strangers to help me out. I protected myself on my own.

Foley’s and Sotloff’s heads on the ground are ours. Let’s reattach them to our nation’s backbone.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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