“The notion that the United States can lead from behind is pitiful,” writes this pundit, “the sorry concoction of an Obama administration that mistakes dulcet passivity for a foreign policy.”
This sounds like something from Charles Krauthammer, but comes instead from his Washington Post colleague Richard Cohen, a man not noted for his conservative views, indeed, a man whose views often echo those of the Beltway establishment.
Is this an indication that others within that establishment are beginning to question President Obama’s foreign policy prowess? It seems the American people are beginning to lose faith in his leadership. Ace alerts us to a poll showing “Obama losing 5 points on foreign policy, despite the media running interference for him.” That survey, the NBC/WSJ poll, otherwise favorable to the Democrats, finds that “only 41 percent of independents approve of Obama’s foreign-policy handling, versus 53 percent who did so last month.”
One wonders what those numbers would look like if our friends in the legacy media focused on Obama’s record in office instead of Mitt Romney’s supposed “gaffes”, particularly in regard to the warnings U.S. officials had received about imminent attacks on our embassies and consulates in the Middle East.