Saturday, July 13, 2013

This Is What "Leading From Behind" Gets You

I'm a few days behind, but this is still worth a look.  This administration's foreign policy (such as it is) is looking more and more amoeba-like every day - stimulus, response, stimulus, response, purely reactive, lacking higher cognitive functions.

1 comment:

Eric said...

They do have a higher cognitive function - it's just not responsible American leadership.

Money quote by Vali Nasr: “Their primary concern was how any action in Afghanistan or the Middle East would play on the nightly news, or which talking point it would give the Republicans. The Obama administration’s reputation for competence on foreign policy has less to do with its accomplishments in Afghanistan or the Middle East than with how U.S. actions in that region have been reshaped to accommodate partisan political concerns.”

That's frightening.

Coupled with their harmful attacks on Bush's foreign affairs to profit Democrat "partisan political concerns", the Democrats have been nothing less than disastrous for American foreign policy across 2 administrations at a time when American international leadership has needed to be at its best.