Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Obama Foreign Policy Record

Election season is silly season. We are already being bombarded with disinformation, distortion and exaggeration.

Since Obama does not have many domestic policy successes to run on, he is trying to play up his foreign policy bona fides. That is one reason why Hillary Clinton is now being lionized as a foreign policy titan.

To keep things in perspective, Prof. William Jacobson explains today that the Obama-Clinton team has managed to bungle the Middle East at a level that it difficult to grasp. Via Instapundit.

Yes, they killed Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, but they lost the Middle East.

Jacobson writes:

Our one true ally in the region, Israel, is in its most precarious position in decades, surrounded by massive Iranian-backed missile bases in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.

There is almost nowhere in the Middle East that the United State is better off than it was four years ago.

Obama’s foreign policy has been a profound disaster, subjugating generations of women throughout the region to fundamentalist tyranny as Obama concocts a false “war on women” campaign theme against Republicans.

As he sums it up: “One lucky three-point shot doesn’t make you a star.

In addition, Fausta Wertz outlines the Obama administration’s foreign policy failures in South America.

It’s always good to counter media and political spin with information. It helps to keep it all in perspective. 

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