Friday, August 29, 2014


President Obama and his team are working hard to lower public expectations for the U.S. response to both Islamist militants in the Middle East and the advance of Russian forces in Eastern Europe, but a new poll suggests expectations could hardly be any lower. In the latest survey from USA Today and the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said Obama is not tough enough on foreign policy and just 35 percent of respondents approved of his handling of Iraq, with an equally low number approving of his Russia response. Obama’s broadly panned remarks Thursday seemed designed to throw cold water on the dire warnings issued by his military team last week. Obama also ducked a question about whether Russian troops fighting in Ukraine constitutes “an invasion.” But the line that will certainly define this chaotic era of U.S. foreign policy – “we don’t have a strategy yet” – was the most obvious effort to demonstrate the president’s go slow approach.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obama is such a weakling that all you need to do to get Putin to do something is to tell him Obama won't allow him to do it.

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