In reality, Obama’s “lead from behind” approach to foreign policy has led to a situation where our allies no longer trust us, and our adversaries no longer fear us. America has had little impact on the Ukraine crisis; we have managed to alienate historic allies like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel; we have negotiated a deal with Iran that allows them to keep their nuclear facilities while we lift sanctions and their economy booms; the Chinese are taking advantage of America’s weakness to make claims to the South and East China seas; and even that nuclear weapon toting, pipsqueak North Korean boy-president taunts America.
Barack Obama is a master of rhetorical posturing but lacks the experience and depth of character to deliver on his lofty declarations.
History will not take note of what he said. The world will go its own way as if his words were never spoken – like sand against the wind.
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