President Obama believes that the most salient foreign policy question is: to war or not to war.
Evidently, his was a lame concept. When he offered it up to the graduating class at West Point, they sat in stark silence. The mainstream Obamaphile media greeted it with derision.
After over five years in office Barack Obama still does not know what foreign policy is about. He’s giving on-the-job training a bad name.
NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel knows something about foreign policy. He knows that it’s about developing relationships between nations. When Ken Langone asked Engel to name a nation that had better relations with the United States under Obama, Engel was stumped.
National Review reports on the colloquy:
“I think you would be hard pressed to find that,” [Engel] told Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone on CNBC on Thursday.
“You would naturally want to say Europe, but generally the relations with a lot of European countries have gotten worse,” he added.
Engel explained that the Obama administration’s withdrawal from world affairs has “very rapidly” left a vacuum. The “vortex of instability” has led other countries to be unsure about what role the United States wants to take on the global stage, he said, especially following the “army-first, or fist-first” approach of the Bush presidency.
“Right now, we have a black hole in Syria, Iraq is in a state of collapse, Libya is about to go back into a civil war,” he said. “I think there is a lot of problems on the horizon in the foreign-policy world, just because you are off-ramping in Afghanistan.”
Keep in mind, Engel works for NBC News. No network has been more fervent in its support of our fearless leader.
If NBC has caught on, there’s no one left to fool.