Monthly Archives: October 2009

So suddenly Obama is a fighter?

Last Sunday on “Meet the Press,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was questioned on the wisdom of President Obama’s failed effort to secure the 2016 Olympics for the city of Chicago. Ambassador Rice replied that “It’s never a mistake for the President of the United States to be willing to fight and compete on behalf of our country. And that’s what he did, and he would do it again in a nanosecond.”

The ironies of this statement are many; here are just two. Continue reading

Obama’s dangerously deluded foreign policy

Obama’s dangerously deluded foreign policy
By Mark Hillman

Say what you will about Bill Clinton’s foreign policy shortcomings, but for the most part he had the good sense not to squander Ronald Reagan’s legacy of peace through strength.

By contrast, Barack Obama’s foreign policy seems to be predicated on a boundless faith in his own persuasive powers and the naïve notion that our international antagonists are merely misunderstood. Not since Jimmy Carter has American foreign policy been so obsequious or short-sighted. Continue reading