Obama’s in­verted pri­or­i­ties

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - MARVIN L. HOOVIS Cen­ter­ville, Mass.

Ad­dress­ing and solv­ing im­por­tant prob­lems are not Pres­i­dent Obama’s forte. Mak­ing cli­mate change the top pri­or­ity is his new di­ver­sion to off­set the neg­a­tives of Oba­macare, Fast and Fu­ri­ous, the Beng­hazi at­tacks and the In­ter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice tar­get­ing of con­ser­va­tive groups.

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion has still not co­op­er­ated in sup­ply­ing Congress the documents that were re­quested. The poor econ­omy, high un­em­ploy­ment, and Iran and North Korea seek­ing nu­clear weapons and threat­en­ing their neigh­bors — these are some of the real high-pri­or­ity is­sues. The ou­trage by Barack and Michelle Obama over the kid­nap­ping of young Nige­rian girl stu­dents is real, but it be­lies the fact that the world faces an ever-in­creas­ing threat by ter­ror­ists and oth­ers, such as Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar As­sad, who con­tinue to kill, kid­nap and tor­ture thou­sands of in­no­cents. Mr. Obama has not se­ri­ously ad­dressed these is­sues.

The ex­ten­sive geno­cide deaths in Rwanda and the Sudan are a re­minder of the fail­ure to act. The need to quickly end the cur­rent killing of Chris­tians in Egypt and other Arab coun­tries, and the slaugh­ter of in­no­cents in Syria and African coun­tries by Mus­lim ter­ror­ists must be rec­og­nized as the top pri­or­i­ties for our pres­i­dent, the United Na­tions and other world lead­ers.

Mr. Obama’s pri­or­i­ties for his health care pol­icy, and ex­ec­u­tive or­ders and En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency rules and reg­u­la­tions for his en­ergy poli­cies have con­strained growth of the econ­omy and placed ex­ces­sive bur­dens on tax­pay­ers. Pre­vi­ously, the United States pro­vided lead­er­ship and used its diplo­macy and mil­i­tary power to de­fend against and de­ter ag­gres­sion by ter­ror­ists and other coun­tries. Not so un­der Mr. Obama.

This pres­i­dent has put many of our close al­lies, in­clud­ing Is­rael, Ja­pan and East­ern Euro­pean coun­tries, at risk with his for­eign pol­icy. We need a stronger mil­i­tary, not a weaker one, and we need an ef­fec­tive leader who will pro­tect our na­tion, as­sist our al­lies and have other coun­tries sup­port the ef­fort to end killing by ter­ror­ists and dic­ta­tors.

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