In his latest post at the Washington Examiner, Michael Barone wonders if the President still shares the prevailing attitude in the 1980s of the smart set in the United States that dictatorships thrived in Latin America because they and their corporate backers were “all propped up by the United States.” That wold certainly help explain his bizarre reaction to events in Honduras where he favors the reinstatement of a president “ousted by the Supreme Court for violating a constitutional provision that forbids any moves to seek a second term.”
Guess he prefers the amorphous ideology of “the people” to the reality of the Honduran constitution.
The president’s worldview, Barone believes, seems mired in the 1980s: “But some people, including Barack Obama, whose college thesis written in those years has never been made public*, seem stuck in a time warp in which the United States is the bad guy“:
But on foreign policy as his record emerges — as he reverses himself on missile defense and perhaps on Afghanistan — his motivating principle seems rooted in an analysis, common in his formative university years, that America has too often been on the side of the bad guys. The response has been to disrespect those who have been our friends and to bow to our enemies.
It’s Barone, so it goes without saying just read the whole thing.
*Wonder why this supposedly transparent President won’t release that thesis.