For nearly 60 years, the United States has had two presidents who have understood how to properly handle foreign relations: John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. Arguments can be made that Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were decent at it. All others have failed, but nobody has failed as badly as our current president.
Barack Obama has established the worst set of foreign relations policies the country has ever seen. George W. Bush was pretty bad, but even his foreign policy debacles do not compare to Obama’s.
The most recent glaring example is Yemen. Just over three months after the president declared that the country was an example of his administrations foreign relations success, the President of Yemen has resigned under pressure from forces allied with Iran.
In a public statement about ISIS, the President said, “This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front lines is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.”
They are not the first to feel the sting of being one of Obama’s “supporting partners” over the years. We’ve done such a good job at not engaging the enemies that overtly threaten us that they are now emboldened by the president’s lack of conviction. The red line for Syria. The call for pre-1967 borders. The list of minor gaffs is long. The list of major ones is, unfortunately, even longer.
We don’t normally outright insult politicians, but this is different. George W. Bush made us look too aggressive at times, but at least we were considered to be strong. Today, our foreign policy makes us look idiotic, but weak at the same time.
Here’s the video that describes it all: