Posted by: maboulette | August 29, 2011

FOREIGN POLICY AND DEFENSE – PROMISED AND DELIVERED

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Below is a list of issues in Foreign Policy & Defense that were promised and delivered by President Obama so far in his first term!

• 47 nations rise to Obama’s challenge at US nuke summit and agree to four years of non-proliferation efforts.

• Delivered a landmark speech to the Arab world 100 days into his presidency.

• Visited more countries and world leaders than any first year president.

• Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies.

• Bolstered the military’s ability to speak different languages.

• Returned the rights of Americans to visit and assist their families in Cuba.

• Appointed envoys to the Middle East and AFPAK affirming the power of American diplomacy.

• Renewed loan guarantees for Israel.

• Pledged $400 million in aid to Gaza civilians.

• Refused to give Israel a “green light” to strike Iran, augmenting Mid-East stability.

• Authorized President Bill Clinton’s mission to secure the release of two Americans held in North Korea.

• Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Webb to secure the release of an American held captive.

• Killed Osama bin Laden, the world’s number one terrorist and mass murderer.

• Signed a Nuclear arms agreements with India.

• Eliminated F-22 fighter jet program after lobbying the Senate to strip financing for more jets from a defense funding authorization bill.

• Eliminated the Eastern Europe Missile Defense Shield or “Star Wars” Program.

• Accelerated tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for Haiti earthquake relief.

• $60 million for flood victims in Pakistan

• Deported higher numbers of Illegal Immigrants with violent convictions or arrests.

• Signed an Executive order closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

• Ended combat operations in Iraq.

• Began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan with a complete withdrawal by 2014.

• Caught more Taliban Leaders in one month than Bush/Cheney did in six years.

• Signed a new START treaty and reduced U.S. nuclear arms by 30%.

• Provided for the expenses of families of to be at Dover AFB when fallen soldiers arrive.

• Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information.

• Signed the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act.

• Improved basic housing allowance for military personnel.

• Fully funded the VA Hospitals.

• Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans.

• Signed the Korean War Veterans Recognition Act.

• Improved access for Veterans to receive PTSD treatment.

• Successfully saved U.S. citizens held captive by Somali pirates

 


Responses

  1. I would hasten to add, doing things that make us look weaker to the rest of the world, not necessarily a good thing, doing things that may weaken other countries, not necessarily a good thing, Things that probably would have been done no matter who was President don’t really count as coup..
    Although I do applaud a few of things he done as far as signing bills into law, unless he put the bills up in the first place, (was the author, or suggested) once again, they were something pretty much any President would have done. (it’s like giving the driver of the car the accolades for the cars construction).
    If you look back, one of the great things that happened during Clintons Presidency was because the congress was divided, very little was actually passed, it left people alone, and businesses flourished..
    REALLY effective federal government should be like little kids, seen and not heard.. I realize that those that get a check from the government either as a job, or for not working, relish the idea of a cradle to grave government, but for those that pay the taxes for those that get those checks, there will become a time when it will be cheaper to not work, then what happens??
    Business MUST be left alone to thrive, or there is nobody left to pay the bills..
    If you want a modern example, look at the fall of Detroit, from #1 to last place once a progressive government took over. The fall of prosperity of this country is from the government taking more and more money and spending it at a faster rate than be assumed by those paying the taxes.
    Those receiving those checks have 2 choices, get slowly weaned to a much lesser amount, (possibly even get a job) or wait until they are all of a sudden cut off, cold turkey. It’s coming, very soon..

    • No opinion on my pictures?


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