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Obama’s Ad Hoc Foreign Policy
National Review ^ | 5/29/2014 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 05/30/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

His West Point speech and his policy of retreat are characterized by smallness.

It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya.

Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention — the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign-policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect, or R2P. (snip)

For the same reason, perhaps, that the Afghan surge was ended precisely in 2012, in the middle of the fighting season — but before the November election. A 2016 Afghan end date might help Democrats electorally and, occurring with Obama still in office, provide a shiny new line to his résumé.

Is this how a great nation decides matters of war and peace — to help one party and polish the reputation of one man? As with the West Point speech itself, as with the president’s entire foreign policy of retreat, one can only marvel at the smallness of it all.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghansurge; afghanwar; foreignpolicy; krauthammer; libyawar; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamaspeech; r2p; smallness; westpoint
The lax, incompetent, socialist community organizer doesn't have a foreign policy or care, other than to devalue and sully the reputation and block any positive impact of America's influence anywhere in the world.
1 posted on 05/30/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

More like IN HOCK foreign policy......................


2 posted on 05/30/2014 9:00:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Bookmark to irritate liberal “friend “.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 9:44:57 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Servant of the Cross

If Obama was a Russian agent, would he do anything differently than what he has been doing?

Who really won the Cold War, anyway?

I wonder.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 10:02:04 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Servant of the Cross

And apparently he only killed Bin Laden to help his reelection campaign. As was evidenced by how often the killing was used in campaign ads.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 10:27:35 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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