We anxiously await President Obama’s foreign policy speech tomorrow in which he will again make “perfectly clear” a strategy with which no one, and I do mean NO ONE, in the world has seen as anything but meak, muddled, or missing. RR is on record as one of the earliest to recognize that this president is a naïf on foreign affairs (including geography), and demonstrably not suited for his high position – most recently expanded on 10aug14 in the ‘The Foreign Policy of a Community Organizer’ and the 7sep14 ‘Shamed into Strategy?’.
The main problem with Barack Obama has turned out that he has no backbone nor much sitting on top of it for understanding America’s required and, yes, self-sacrificing role in the maintenance of a liberal world order. He arrived at our helm at the terminus of a lavishly ladled and lapped up line of bullshit that defined the sum of his ‘achievements’, and then thought he could also make those assets work in prime time on the international stage. It turned out that the only ones he would bamboozle in that effort was the Nobel committee – but that’s another story.