Jewish World Review April 29, 2014 / 29 Nissan, 5774
Obama's foreign policy nonexistent
By Cal Thomas
You know things are bad when you can't wait for the return of a TV character to demonstrate what resolve and leadership really look like. Yes, after a four-year hiatus, the show "24," featuring
Bauer displays many of the traits once found in, or at least expected of, American presidents and top military leaders. He doesn't waffle or wiggle; neither does he negotiate. He wins. If you think I am about to draw a contrast between Bauer and the current president of
The headlines are depressing: "Obama Suffers Setbacks in
Obama is detached, uninterested and inexperienced in foreign affairs and the world has taken notice. Putin calculated he could get away with meddling in
The only thing I learned in a physics class before flunking it was that nature abhors a vacuum and will fill it if given the opportunity. The same is true in foreign policy. That's what "Peace Through Strength" in the Reagan era was about. There was a reason the Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of American hostages on
While Obama plays numerous rounds of golf and the military fiddles with issues like women in combat and whether taxpayers should pay for convicted intelligence leaker Bradley (now
As the world changes and new challenges arise, American foreign policy must adapt. Past failures should be scrapped. Past successes should be remembered and replicated.
The first and most important step must be for
"Freedom" may mean one thing to us, but it means something quite different in other parts of the world. In
If the president fails to articulate who we are to fellow Americans and the world -- and there is little evidence he knows how, or even wants to --
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