He was elected on a mandate of talking with Ahmadinejad and North Korea. He then immediately went on a tour of the ME(with one notable exception) and Europe in what some have dubbed the ‘apology tour.’ His “talks” with Ahmadinejad and North Korea, predictably failed and were exploited cynically by those regimes to further their offensive military capability.
He grovelled before Putin and brought him a “reset button” care of Hillary - was a laughing stock in the Russian nationalist media. Putin marches through Georgia, makes territorial claims in the Arctic, flies strategic nuclear bombers through U.S. airspace and arms Assad and the Iranians. Russian media has reverted to a kind of crude, Soviet-style propaganda.
Venezuela is harbouring Hezbollah and al Qaeda operatives have been arrested trying to cross the border which the President won’t secure. These are only some of the reasons along with others I’ve mentioned above that Obama’s foreign policy is extraordinarily radical and ridiculous - ridiculous enough to distinguish his foreign policy markedly from any other President or serious candidate in modern history.
That’s because he can’t arrest them due to his policy of civilian trials and closing down GITMO.
That was part of my criticism of his foreign policy. Now it’s a hotbed of Islamists and they’re killing ambassadors, desecrating our war cemeteries and plotting terrorist attacks and so on.
No, that would require a ridiculous feat of mental gymnastics whereby we pretend that the Pakistanis and the Saudis and the Qataris and the Muslim Brotherhood and the Red Chinese and Putin and the Iranians and Chavez and all the rest aren’t really our enemies and aren’t working constantly against us.
There are different kinds of allies. We were allied with Stalin during WWII. The ME is currently in an Islamic revivalist/supremacist revolution - people like Mubarak and even Gaddafi after the mid-1990’s helped keep the place from erupting.
Don’t count on it.
I see a true difference between Obama’s foreign policy and that of any other President in or serious Presidential candidate in modern history.