President Obama’s foreign policy is a miserable disaster. The tone-deaf president negotiates from a position of weakness with enemies of the United States while turning on allies like Israel and France.
His foreign policy follies are notable for a series of bad decisions and miscalculations, beginning with:
1. Removing economic sanctions against Iran without any concessions or agreement to terminate their overall objective to become a nuclear state.
2. His unilateral decision to “normalize relations” with Cuba, a major ally of North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela and one of the biggest human rights violators in the world.
3. Labeling ISIS as a “JV team of terrorist.” He underestimated the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists and relied on the corrupt and incompetent Iraqi army to combat them
4. He claimed that al Qaeda was decimated. But a recent report by the RAND Corporation tracked a 58 percent increase over the last three years in jihadist terror groups.
Obama’s do-nothing approach is aiding and abetting the enemy. Even Hilary Clinton has criticized the president’s handling of ISIS. She recently said: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle. It may be a necessary brake on the actions you might take in order to promote a vision.”
The president doesn’t have a plan to “destroy” ISIS, nor any serious consideration of what it might take to defeat them. His lead-from-behind philosophy has destabilized the Middle East and has alienated his allies to the point that not even James Taylor can convince them that they have a friend in the U. S.
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