Skip to comments.Dana Milbank: Another swing and a miss for Obama’s foreign policy
Posted on 07/14/2014 6:23:04 PM PDT by mandaladon
President Obama has described his foreign-policy doctrine as an attempt to hit singles, doubles and the occasional home run. But at this stage of the game, it looks as though he has popped out, grounded into a double play and been hit by a pitch.
His attorney general, Eric Holder, said Sunday that the threat of undetectable explosives from Syria is more frightening than anything he has experienced in office. And the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article Monday reporting that the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasnt been seen since the late 1970s and that U.S. global power seems increasingly tenuous.
The Journals catalogue of woes civil wars in Iraq and Syria, hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians, an electoral crisis in Afghanistan, tension with Russia over Ukraine, floundering nuclear negotiations with Iran and renewed Chinese expansionism didnt include the current crisis on the United States Southern border.
Could things get any worse? Well, maybe if the presidents chief spokesman claimed that Obama was bringing tranquility to the globe which is what White House press secretary Josh Earnest did at his daily briefing Monday afternoon.
Fox Newss Ed Henry, citing the Journal report, asked for a reaction to the notion that the president is a bystander in all these crises.
Earnest, mentioning the disposal of Syrias chemical weapons, Secretary of State John Kerrys mediation of Afghanistans electoral dispute and progress in recent negotiations with China, argued that there have been a number of situations in which youve seen this administration intervene in a meaningful way, that has . . . substantially improved the you know, the tranquility of the of the global community.
Tranquility? Where, in Iceland?
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I would have said: tripped and fallen on the dugout steps and broken his nose.
The OdumBO foreign policy is do nothing, wait till the rubble stops shaking and declare victory. The, most likely, outcome is bad guys win.
And accept the accolades as the MSM cheering session hosts a party for you.
If you're hit by a pitch, at least you get on base. I don't see where the Obama administration has gotten that far. In baseball there's no concept of an own goal, but this administration has committed plenty of errors.
I got a theory on that. I don’t think he is committing errors I think what he is doing is very much intended. He is getting policies in place that he couldn’t through normal means and when he gets done the American people will be so enraged that they demand Congress roll back presidential power leaving all future presidents substantially weaker.
Incompetent or evil?
I think he’s evil. We can only hope, following Rush, that his incompetence — and what’s left of the American spirit — will cause him to fail.
That was my thought too, but maybe he leaned into the pitch and got hit, in which case it would be a called strike.
Maybe he’s a spy for the opposing team.