The Reliably Left-Wing Washington Post*says that Obama’s foreign policy is “based on fantasy.”
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.
They are correct to note that his foreign policy is based on fantasy and executed by middle school girls who think they can taught their adversaries into submission by telling them their actions make them uncool and will lead the cool kids to reject them.
They fail to note that his economic, health care, energy, and national security policies are also based on fantasy. e.g The fantasy that socialism works if it is administered correctly.
*Now a property of Jeff Bezos of Amazon; how convenient to own the newspaper that shapes the opinions of the politicians who regulate your business… and your competition.
UPDATE (from Jeff – ILC): More links.
- The Reliably Left-Wing New Republic says Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia. Gee. Admitting that you were wrong about someone, long after your admission could make a difference, is…nice?? or?
- Obama plans financial attacks on Russia. I believe that the extent to which this is real (not just bluster) is the extent to which it will backfire. For years, China and Russia have been building alliances and facilities to kick the U.S. dollar off of its international pedestal. Any success that Obama has in squeezing Russia economically will push them along that road.