The opinion page of the Thursday, March 6 edition of the Wall Street Journal should be mandatory reading for anyone who believes that President Obama has done anything constructive for this nation’s world image or security. At almost every turn he has failed to back up his words with any action; witness his failure to hold Syria to its promise to destroy chemical weapons (after his red line statement), his failure to take any significant action against Iran (instead loosening sanctions), and his lukewarm response to the Russian-Crimean situation.
Former President Ronald Reagan said of another administration: “Our allies are losing confidence in us and our adversaries no longer respect us. Our partners are confused by the lack of a coherent, principled policy.”
Obama has taken this negative world view to new heights.