Our new president’s foreign policy is at sea.
This appears to be the sort of foreign policy posture our new administration has adopted. This is bound to make us more popular with our allies and enemies alike, right? Yeah, right…
Obama’s ‘Kick Me’ Diplomacy
By Charles Krauthammer
I would like to think the supine posture is attributable to a rookie leader otherwise preoccupied (i.e., domestically), leading a foreign policy team as yet unorganized if not disoriented. But when the State Department says that Hugo Chavez’s president-for-life referendum, which was preceded by a sham government-controlled campaign featuring the tear-gassing of the opposition, was “for the most part . . . a process that was fully consistent with democratic process,” you have to wonder if Month One is not a harbinger of things to come.
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