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FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”

That’s a nice thought, and we all know what he means. A country’s standing is no longer measured in throw-weight or battalions. The world is too interconnected to break into blocs. A small country that plugs into cyberspace can deliver more prosperity to its people (think Singapore or Estonia) than a giant with natural resources and standing armies.

Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has China’s president, Xi Jinping, who is engaging in gunboat diplomacy against Japan and the weaker nations of Southeast Asia. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is waging a very 20th-century war against his own people, sending helicopters to drop exploding barrels full of screws, nails and other shrapnel onto apartment buildings where families cower in basements. These men will not be deterred by the disapproval of their peers, the weight of world opinion or even disinvestment by Silicon Valley companies. They are concerned primarily with maintaining their holds on power.
President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy - The Washington Post
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From Washington Post no less!!! Might the mainstream media be waking up from its Kool-aid induced coma where Obama is concerned?? Have the millions of buckets of water they've hauled over the last 6 years covering for Obama finally run dry?

One can only hope!
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Without advisors he couldn't make a rational decision on his own.
He's never served time and knows nothing about foreign policy like some his predecessors have.
Negotiations, concessions and vacations, oh my!
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Without advisors he couldn't make a rational decision on his own.
He's never served time and knows nothing about foreign policy like some his predecessors have.
Negotiations, concessions and vacations, oh my!
The problem is he had advisors who could see what was happening and warned him, only to dismissed because they disagreed with his vision. obama dreamed he could change the world by diplomacy alone, but then the cold hard truth smacked him in the face and now he is in a stupor.
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From Washington Post no less!!! Might the mainstream media be waking up from its Kool-aid induced coma where Obama is concerned?? Have the millions of buckets of water they've hauled over the last 6 years covering for Obama finally run dry?

One can only hope!
The Washington Post propped up this idiot for 5 years, I don't see them throwing him under the bus now. They may have an editorial or two about how bad this crisis is, but they will soon make a uturn and start the faint praise of this pretender-N-chief again.
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The problem is he had advisors who could see what was happening and warned him, only to dismissed because they disagreed with his vision. obama dreamed he could change the world by diplomacy alone, but then the cold hard truth smacked him in the face and now he is in a stupor.
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