Among the many failures of the Obama presidency, I believe history will record that his chamberlainian naiveté and failures in foreign policy will eclipse the other disasters he has authored for America. More observers are starting to see the growing number of harbingers to war popping up all over the globe as America repeats its preambles to both 20th century world wars. Mark Helprin, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, warns that “Obama is weakening US defenses and credibility, but there’s little debate about the growing risk of war.” His latest piece in the 18apr16 WSJ opens with –
In this powerful nation with founding principles and latent capacities second to none, politics have become fit for the fall of Rome, the culture is sick with self-destruction, and the rule of law is routinely perverted. Though politics, culture and law are the arch of the nation, the keystone without which they cannot hold is defense. For war transforms whole peoples and threatens their sovereignty and national existence more decisively than any other force.