Skip to comments.Worldview: An Obama disconnect on foreign policy
Posted on 06/01/2014 6:56:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Having just returned from Ukraine, I found it hard to recognize the world President Obama described in his West Point foreign policy speech last week. The facts on the ground - in Russia, Ukraine, Syria, and Afghanistan - contradict the key points he was making. That disconnect makes friends and enemies worldwide question his ability to lead.
Unbelievably, Obama is still dithering about helping moderate rebels who are now battling the jihadis. In his speech, he says he'll work with Congress "to ramp up support" for the moderate Syrian opposition, but a senior adviser says those discussions won't be held before the "coming weeks and months." No sense of urgency on a critical problem that has been debated for the last three years. No clarity about whether he will offer serious weapons.
This disconnect between words and action is what undercuts Obama's leadership image abroad.
If Obama wants foreign leaders to take him seriously, he must clarify how he will handle those who ignore international rules and coalitions. The world is watching what he does, not what he says.
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“Disconnect” means “Lying”
It wasn't a foregin policy speech. It was CYA speech.
Bart Simpson could've given it. I didn't do it. It was like that when I got here.
As once upon a time Spinning was twisting a tale to avoid lying. Now Spinning is outright lying.
Interesting , coming from a Bush hater.
Disconnect means Lying
Or dissembling. Take your pick.
Clinton was Slick Willy. Obama is the Lyin’ King.
It’s all palaver, scripted and well-funded by those who’ve figured out how to scam the system.
I believe it goes far beyond just scamming the system. There something far more sinister going on. Most people in this country can’t handle the truth.
It’s the “third-world-ization” of America. That’s the only kind of America these dictator-wanna-bees can rule.