The question comes up a lot these days, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" But, the question is almost always asked in a personal economic context. Jed Babbin, a former deputy undersecretary of defense and widely published author, analyzed the "Are you better off…" question from a foreign policy/national security perspective. His conclusion: "America's enemies are, not our allies."
Given the dismal state of the U.S. economy, it is understandable that voters are overwhelmingly fixated on what impacts their personal life most significantly – the "kitchen table issues." But, particularly on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it's important that we never loose cite of the fact that America has many adversaries.
Along with Obama's other epic failures, we agree with Babbin's assessment. America is not more secure than we were four years ago, and the world is a more dangerous place. "Our nation's enemies are grateful to the Obama Administration," as Babbin concludes.
Bob Beauprez is a former Member of Congress and is currently the editor-in-chief of A Line of Sight, an online policy resource. Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Beauprez was a dairy farmer and community banker. He and his wife Claudia reside in Lafayette, Colorado. You may contact him at: http://bobbeauprez.com/contact/