Trump can undo Obama de­struc­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

As Amer­ica is threat­ened in many parts of the world and in­creas­ingly at risk, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s and Congress’ pri­or­i­ties this sum­mer must in­clude re­build­ing our mil­i­tary and restor­ing re­spect from our friends and fear in our en­e­mies. Amer­ica must re­verse Pres­i­dent Obama’s and the Democrats’ claims that cli­mate change is the great­est threat to our na­tional se­cu­rity. All for­eign aid for en­e­mies, in­clud­ing Iran and Cuba, must be re­versed. End­ing the Cuban em­bargo with­out con­ces­sions and al­low­ing Cuba to wage a proxy war in Venezuela has to be eval­u­ated fur­ther.

Mr. Trump needs help from Congress to undo the dam­age Mr. Obama caused with his at­tempts to dis­man­tle na­tional de­fense. In the col­lec­tive mind of the lib­eral bu­reau­cracy, the United States must be po­lit­i­cally cor­rect and run by a big gov­ern­ment to make up for 200-plus years of im­pe­ri­al­ism, racism and war crimes. Many of Mr. Obama’s fol­low­ers are sore losers, wag­ing po­lit­i­cal war to re­store Mr. Obama’s poli­cies and fin­ish what he started.

Mr. Obama’s be­trayal of his oath of of­fice as our com­man­der in chief in­cluded al­low­ing the ex­pand­ing Rus­sian mil­i­tary to vi­o­late our land, seas and skies. Mr. Obama al­lowed Rus­sia to in­vade Ukraine, Crimea and now Syria. He al­lowed the equally ag­gres­sive Com­mu­nist Chi­nese mil­i­tary to claim con­trol of Pa­cific sea lanes and for­tify dis­puted is­lands. He ne­glected to fight the Is­lamic State, rad­i­cal Is­lam and the Mus­lim Brother­hood. He sur­ren­dered much of our sovereignty to the United Na­tions, throw­ing open our bor­ders to il­le­gal aliens, drug deal­ers and ter­ror­ists, and let Mex­ico keep a U.S. Marine im­pris­oned for months. He re­leased many ter­ror­ists from Guan­tanamo Bay, al­low­ing them to re­turn to the bat­tle­fields. He slashed our Army and Navy, stretch­ing our mil­i­tary dan­ger­ously thin for fu­ture con­flicts. Lastly, he let our vi­tal nu­clear ar­se­nal shrink and de­cay to dan­ger­ous lev­els.

It is crit­i­cal to sup­port our pres­i­dent and Congress to save Amer­ica and make it great again.

LT. COL. DO­MINIK GE­ORGE NARGELE

U.S. Marine Corps (re­tired) Ar­ling­ton

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