Giving Aid, Comfort To Our Foes

Why would an American president make friends with a Russian leader who murdered millions of his own people?

Why would a president chum it up with a dictator who meddles regularly in U.S. affairs?

And why would a president break the law in an attempt to help a sworn enemy obtain billions of dollars?

Don’t ask President Donald Trump. Ask the saints of the Democratic Party, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Barack Obama. They have done those things.

Trump shouldn’t have said what he did in Helsinki last week. His comments at a press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin made it sound as if he believes Putin’s claim of not meddling in our affairs.

Still, Trump’s charm campaign is a good idea. Better to be shaking hands than jabbing fingers toward red buttons. But what about giving aid and comfort to the enemies of peace and liberty?

After one meeting with Stalin, FDR said this: “I believe he is truly representative of the heart and soul of Russia and I believe that we are going to get along very well with him and the Russian people — very well indeed.”

FDR’s apologists say the U.S. had no choice but to ally with Stalin’s Soviet Union to defeat Nazi Germany.

But FDR made it clear repeatedly that he respected and trusted Stalin, even as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was trying to convince him otherwise.

And it wasn’t as if Stalin would have turned down all the material aid this country provided him, regardless of what FDR said.

What about Obama?

Meeting then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev before the 2012 election, Obama asked him to get a message to Putin.

Obama asked that Putin “give me space” regarding a dispute. Unaware a microphone picked up his words, Obama leaned toward Medvedez and said, “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

In other words, Obama asked that Putin tone down his rhetoric — to help Obama win the election.

Then, of course, there was the baseball game in which the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Obama clearly were getting along famously.

Finally, Iranian leaders’

“death to America” policy?

In 2016, Tehran wanted to convert $5.7 billion in Middle Eastern currency into Euros. A conversion to dollars was required first.

Obama had his administration issue a license for the transaction — in violation of U.S. law. But American banks refused to help, so the deal fell through.

Previously, U.S. law enforcement agencies, through Project Cassandra, had been investigating the Hezbollah terrorist group for years. Hezbollah, sponsored by Iran, was making money through a worldwide drug conspiracy.

Nothing came of Project Cassandra, however. As Politico magazine revealed in an investigative piece, “Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in (the investigation’s) way …”

Hezbollah, in case you’ve forgotten, was behind the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Two hundred forty-one Americans died there.

Somehow, Democrat hysteria over Trump and Putin seems just a bit hypocritical.

Myer can be reached at: mmyer@theintelligencer.net.

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