National Review? What, no Glenn Beck today?Obama’s Paper-Tiger Presidency
March 18, 2014
Jimmy Carter has been surpassed in poor foreign-policy leadership.
Americans who are dissatisfied with Barack Obama’s leadership are thinking about the poor economy and the misbegotten health-care law. That disillusionment is justified — if tardy. But the foreign-policy failures of this administration are likely to be far more consequential, lasting, and possibly catastrophic.
What we are seeing is the collapse of American influence in the world.
Permitting people like Obama, Clinton, Hagel, and Kerry to deal with the brutal realities of world politics is like putting Richard Simmons into the ring with Muhammad Ali.
On Sunday, reflecting an innocence that really ought to be prosecutable, John Kerry announced that the U.S. would impose sanctions on Russia if it annexes Crimea and continues to threaten the rest of Ukraine. But, he hastened to add:“We hope President Putin will recognize that none of what we’re saying is meant as a threat, it’s not meant in a personal way.”
Let's not forget what Bush did to Putin when he invaded Georgia.