"Keep your friends close…."
© 2014 by The Conservative Muse
Among our favorite films we list The Godfather, Part I:
We saw it way back when during its first theatric run.
There's a famous saying quoted from this top box office grosser:
To keep your friends up close but keep your enemies still closer.
It's a rule Barack should execute except there's one large glitch:
To keep your friends from enemies you need to know who's which.
We recall the hand of friendship which Obama had extended
to the leaders of Iran, those charming guys whom he's defended.
In the sixth year of his guidance our weak diplomatic corps
have just waived another deadline, so their nukes advance some more.
And he'd promised that this time, if major progress wasn’t met,
Iran would face tough sanctions -- or as tough as he can get.
Instead, we unfroze assets! It's confounding to conceive!
Is it possible our president is someone so naive?
And since Hillary "reset" relations with the Russian bear
We've watched Vlad Putin act as if the U. S. isn't there!
From Ukraine's invasion to the newly downed Malaysian craft,
at every chance he gets we see Vlad give Barack the shaft.
While we trust these guys a real friend is fighting for its life,
As Israel's engaging in an anti-terror strife.
Hamas are labeled terrorists, and started this last fight,
Israelis plan to wreck the thugs' Iranian-fed might.
John Kerry wants cease-fire, and Barack fears "escalation:"
Perhaps they ought to help Israel reach their aspiration.
It's realpolitik that's getting poor Barack befuddled;
He avoids the fray in favor of the rich with whom he's huddled.
He's mixed up friend and foe and seems to know not what to do;
From Pacino's man-of-action he could learn a thing or two.