Skip to comments.Obama to lay out defense of foreign policy in West Point speech(multilateral efforts,not military)
Posted on 05/24/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stung by criticism, President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to launch a sweeping defense of his approach to foreign policy, one that he will say is reliant on multilateral diplomacy instead of military interventions.
Obama is to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, the first in a series of speeches that he and top advisers will use to explain U.S. foreign policy in the aftermath of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and lay out a broad vision for the rest of his presidency.
Obama has come under withering fire in recent months for what his critics say is a passive approach to foreign policy, one that has allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin to flex his muscle in Ukraine, and left the Syrian civil war to fester and China to threaten its neighbors in the South China Sea.
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s o s a .
like speaking at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
or hosting the Seattle Seahawks at the WH.
Photo op Resident of the WH.
as our nation is under assault from without and within..
Wonder what Jarrett will let him say.
Have a Safe and Sane Memorial Day Week-end
"policy ? we don't need no stinkin policy !"
Now if some enterprising upper classman would figure out how to unplug his teleprompter about two minutes into the speech, I’d pay admission to see the rest of the story!
President Obama strolled out to the podium today in San Jose, CA and was immediately at a loss for words. Not only did the President not have teleprompter, his aides forgot his speech.
My remarks are not sitting here, the President declared awkwardly. Im uhhh .people .oh goodness .uhhhh...folks are sweating back there right now.
from the article, “.... lay out a broad vision for the rest of his presidency.”
How much more can we American Citizens take of his failed foreign and domestic policies>
Secondly, hopefully “the rest of his presidency” comes to an abrupt end and soon....
For all you NSA jackboots lurking out there I do not mean assassinated, I mean he is impeached for treason and summarily tried, convicted and hung by his neck until dead for his crimes against this nation. IMO that is the outcome for this thug and his administration
What a joke. We’ve never had a bigger buffoon as a Commander in Chief.
Bowing & kow-towing. Issuing empty ultimatums. Gutting the armed forces. Skipping national security briefings. Abandoning Americans fighting for their lives.
Golfing, fundraising and bathhousing. Learning about important matters while watching TV. Delegating CICh authority and responsibilities to underlings ....
He’s a national embarrassment.
I have got a ringside seat.
Can’t say I am thrilled with the speaker, Biden was good for laughs at least.
We were there when Gore spoke. Lots of curses muttered under peoples’ breath.
I was there for Gore, as well. About a third of the way through his talk, it was clear most people were just watching the little kids gather for the hat toss.
“A sweeping defense of his approach to foreign policy”
Got it, A broom with a white flag on the handle!!!!
Oh boy, another Obama speech. Never had one of those before. /sarc
Gawd if I could only stand to listen to any more islamoNazi lies. This could be hilarious.
multilateral approach....arm terrorists and manipulate protestors to topple stable governments that kept their populations in line.
I pity the poor cadets.... I hope they boo him out of the room ! How dare he use these good men and women as props (again) ?
It wasn’t always so bad , they LOVED George W. Bush :
If we only had Cheney and Bush still in office, we would be in Syria, Iran, and Ukraine showing how we rule the world like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan.
So I got this strategery now....
Heads ....we have Ragu Beef for lunch....
Tails....we get Lobster.
I became an American when I saw Cheney and Rumsfeld while I was trapped in canada. 2 of my idols.
you are kidding....right?
Photo of the king and his court.
You can word it that way, but it would be more accurate to say: I became a NeoCon when I saw Cheney and Rumsfeld while I was trapped in Canada.
You are a NeoCon. You subscribe to the NeoCon foreign policy doctrine. You could also call it the Wolfowitz Doctrine, or the Bush Doctrine, or the Cheney Doctrine.
Whatever you choose to call it, it goes like this:
The US won the Cold War, is the last remaining SuperPower, and therefore is the World Hegemon. That the US is so militarily and economically strong, we can rule the world if we are willing to use our military to that end.
And because of this strength as the world hegemon, we can do this as unilateralists, we don't need allies. Allies are a weakness, multilateralism is a weakness, multilateralism is leading from behind. The world order can exist only as a hierarchy of powers with the US at the top.
And as the world hegemon operating unilaterally we can pursue a foreign policy based not just on what is realistically and pragmatically best for the US, but instead based on an Idealism of humanitarianism, nation building, and spreading democracy.
Sounds good, doesn't it? What happened?
You NeoCons had your way on foreign policy for 8 years, what happened?
You lost your ass in Iraq and Afghanistan, destabilizing the entire area, You killed and wounded huge numbers, including many, many Americans. You came within a hair of destroying the US economy because you did all this on credit and we still have to pay for it.
And to add insult to injury, even though you killed, wounded, and maimed many Americans, you refused to increase spending on VA to care for them.
Anytime Barry runs into problems, this is the default setting: Go into campaign mode. It's all this one-trick pony knows how to do. Have teleprompter, will travel.
reports he is off to Afghanistan on a troop visit.
Maybe I nodded off——where was that “withering fire” again?
No speach? But but but-—DUDE, that was like yesterday.
That movie was wwwaaaayyyy too close to the truth to be funny.
On the back nine of Congressional country club.
This child thinks all his job as president is about is to go and make speeches. He is such such the son of entitlement he actually and really be levies this is how a President “leads”.
I doubt he will ever refrain from giving speeches and spend his time making well informed and hard choices.
If America were to be invaded this child would likely grab an ice cream cone and go for a bike ride or something metrosexually entertaining or something like that.
We have a child for a President.
Multilateral diplomacy without a military option
is just blather.
Man child haPPens.
His upbringing is certainly suspect..
Much less his origin of birth in some folk mind