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.
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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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