WaPo: “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”

posted at 10:01 am on March 3, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

That’s not me being reductivist or twisting the meaning of yesterday’s lead editorial at the Washington Post. It’s a quote of their own headline, which is itself a good recapitulation of their overall message. Barack Obama and John Kerry talked about “19th century act[s]” and Vladimir Putin’s lack of game on “soft power,” but all that did was highlight the fantasy world both inhabit when it comes to the threats in this 21st-century reality:

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. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.” …

Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has China’s president, Xi Jinping, who is engaging in gunboat diplomacy against Japan and the weaker nations of Southeast Asia. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is waging a very 20th-century war against his own people, sending helicopters to drop exploding barrels full of screws, nails and other shrapnel onto apartment buildings where families cower in basements. These men will not be deterred by the disapproval of their peers, the weight of world opinion or even disinvestment by Silicon Valley companies. They are concerned primarily with maintaining their holds on power.

The Post’s editors have a ready response from the rebuttal that will surely follow from the White House, which is that no one wants American troops on another military front on the other side of the globe. That’s not the point, though — the point is that we have to stop sending signals of retreat and weakness, or else other nations will pay the price:

But it’s also true that, as long as some leaders play by what Mr. Kerry dismisses as 19th-century rules, the United States can’t pretend that the only game is in another arena altogether. Military strength, trustworthiness as an ally, staying power in difficult corners of the world such as Afghanistan — these still matter, much as we might wish they did not. While the United States has been retrenching, the tide of democracy in the world, which once seemed inexorable, has been receding. In the long run, that’s harmful to U.S. national security, too.

As Mr. Putin ponders whether to advance further — into eastern Ukraine, say — he will measure the seriousness of U.S. and allied actions, not their statements. China, pondering its next steps in the East China Sea, will do the same. Sadly, that’s the nature of the century we’re living in.

Well, that’s the nature of the world most of us inhabit, anyway. But the Post is a little late to this party. While they note that Russia paid no price at all for their incursion into Georgia in 2008 when George W. Bush was President, they fail to note that Republicans such as John McCain, Sarah Palin, and later Mitt Romney all argued that we had to start sending tougher signals to Putin. The media ridiculed them for their positions; Obama glibly told Romney during a presidential debate that the ’80s wanted their foreign policy back. For all of this, Obama got rewarded while his critics got marginalized.

It’s good now to see the Post shocked, shocked at the fantasy world of utopians who thought a “reset button” would solve all the problems between Russia and the US while Russia continued to occupy Georgian territory, no less. That doesn’t keep them from receiving a Captain Louis Renault Award, on behalf of the broader American media market that kept insisting that putting a 21 in front of the century meant that the nature of power, nationalism, and empire-building had changed.

Their winnings … our losings.

Marco Rubio offers eight steps that the Obama administration must take to get back to a realistic position of power in the real world, vis-a-vis Putin:

Sixth, we should renew a push for eventual membership in NATO by the Republic of Georgia and aim to provide the country with some of the defensive capabilities the Georgians have requested ever since they were invaded by Russia in 2008.

Seventh, the Obama administration should immediately add more Russian officials to the Magnitsky list, which places travel bans and other sanctions on them – something President Obama failed to do in December. Living in Miami, I have seen in recent years the wave of Russian tourists coming to our city and state to spend money and buy property. Many are government officials or allies whose wealth stems from allegiance to Putin, and we should limit their ability to travel here.

Finally, in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid should immediately halt his effort to force a Senate vote on Rose Gottemoeller next week to be under secretary of state for arms control and international security. As I, Sens. John Cornyn and Jim Risch said yesterday, we shouldn’t even be thinking about arms-control negotiations with Russia anytime soon. And especially not negotiations led by a State Department official, such as Ms. Gottemoeller, who has tried to play down and potentially kept information from Congress and our allies about Russian violations of arms-control agreements.

This is a critical moment in world history. The credibility of the alliances and security assurances that have preserved the international order is at stake. If Putin’s illegal actions are allowed to stand unpunished, it will usher in a dark and dangerous era in world affairs.

The White House took a couple of Rubio’s steps already, sending Kerry to Kyiv and halting the G-8 conference. Step 0, the one needed to enable these to form a foreign policy for the real world, consists of waking the hell up.


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WaPo, fashionably late to the party.

Akzed on March 3, 2014 at 10:02 AM

“But the Post is a little late to this party.” -Ed

Brilliant, as always.

Akzed on March 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM

To be fair, their domestic policy is based on fantasy too.

xuyee on March 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Obama’s foreign policy is little more than a distraction from lavish Hollywood style parties and destroying his domestic opposition for him.

He truly thinks he can accomplish things with speeches. And he’s not even particularly good at giving speeches either, though he thinks he’s the superior of even Oliver Wendell Holmes, Clarence Darrow, or William Jennings Bryan at giving them.

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Well, WaPo, welcome to the party, pal!!

(You’re only 5 years too late. Better late than never, I guess.)

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

The world according to Dems..

Electrongod on March 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

That doesn’t keep them from receiving a Captain Louis Renault Award,

Man I wish I could chop that. ; )

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

This could also be the book about Everything Obama Knows about Foreign Policy too:

http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Obama-Knows-Economy-Inside/dp/0980074231

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 10:07 AM

IT’s like Fantasy Island!!!

ladyingray on March 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Better late than never, but tomorrow the Wapo will have ‘thought better of it’ and flip-flopped…

vnvet on March 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Wapo criticizing dear leader? End times?

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

By far the most incompetent, the dumbest, the weakest, and the most delusional President in the history of the Republic… An utter fool who believes that every ill under the sun will be solved by reading a speech from a teleprompter…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Marco Rubio offers eight steps

Rubio sure does seem overly attracted to the number 8.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

You would think a man who can make the oceans recede simply be being elected and who won a Nobel Peace Prize for what he might do rather than what he actually accomplished would be able to handle a simple mortal such as Pootie.

Next you’ll tell me that those columns at Bark’s inauguration were made of simple styrofoam and were just a cheap prop.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

When he took the missiles out of Poland he telegraphed to Putin that he lived in La-La Land. But in my opinion Obama is doing this knowing full well he is hurting our country and the world. He’s living out the dream of his father a big communist as well as his mentor.

Herb on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

This could also be the book about Everything Obama Knows about Foreign Policy too:

http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Obama-Knows-Economy-Inside/dp/0980074231

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Shortest books ever written?

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Ladyingray…..the plane….the plane!

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

In the article, was there any mention of Palin’s prediction? I guess Putin is not interested in singing Kumbaya

Brock Robamney on March 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

WAPO: “Hey, we’ve said all along that Obama is a dufus”

BobMbx on March 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Let’s see now, If I’m a liberal, I need to blame America without blaming Obama. I got 50 bucks says this is Bush’s fault,or even better, Obama appears weak because of Republicans in Congress blocking his policies.

trubble on March 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

When he took the missiles out of Poland he telegraphed to Putin that he lived in La-La Land. But in my opinion Obama is doing this knowing full well he is hurting our country and the world. He’s living out the dream of his father a big communist as well as his mentor.

Herb on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Yep. No country should be more powerful than any other country. Except, that somebody will always try to be top dog. Russia is looking at this opening to try to claim that mantle. While Obama wonders why they would do such a thing.

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Bwahahaha

Russia holds all the trump cards in this situation. It can turn off Western Europe’s central heating at a stroke, and for Europeans such heating is the whole meaning and purpose of life—together with six-week annual holidays in Bali or Benidorm. Therefore Europe will risk nothing for the sake of Ukraine, except perhaps a few billion in loans of no one’s money, a trifle in current economic circumstances. If Bismarck were to return today, he would say that the whole of Ukraine was not worth the cold of one unheated radiator.

http://takimag.com/article/the_wisdom_of_a_ukrainian_plumber_theodore_dalrymple/print#ixzz2uuesVy9y

roflmmfao

donabernathy on March 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

This series of posts is confusing. We’re not accusing Obama of being weak militarily and pretending that invasions are a thing of the past? What happened to criticizing Obama for military strikes in Libya?

This post is also strange because Obama has in fact done two of the first (and biggest) things on the list that Rubio recommends doing.

You can point to all sorts of mistakes and bad things that have happened with Obama’s foreign policy, but these complaints sound incoherent.

tneloms on March 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

When he took the missiles out of Poland he telegraphed to Putin that he lived in La-La Land. But in my opinion Obama is doing this knowing full well he is hurting our country and the world. He’s living out the dream of his father a big communist as well as his mentor.
Herb on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

It’s the Cronkite Doctrine. Weaken the US and put the UN in charge

Brock Robamney on March 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Shortest books ever written?

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Yes.

Everything Obama knows about Foreign Policy (unabridged edition):

Nothing.

The End.

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

That’s not me being reductivist or twisting the meaning of yesterday’s lead editorial at the Washington Post. It’s a quote of their own headline, which is itself a good recapitulation of their overall message. Barack Obama and John Kerry talked about “19th century act[s]” and Vladimir Putin’s lack of game on “soft power,” but all that did was highlight the fantasy world both inhabit when it comes to the threats in this 21st-century reality:

Moonbats think History begins and ends with whatever self starring film is playing in their heads.

War is always over resources, who has them and who needs them…the rest is the justification used to rally the hoi polloi.

The Eco-Glamourasses in the EU and DC have been owned…By Putin and China has his back.

Embrace the Suck.

workingclass artist on March 3, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Ladyingray…..the plane….the plane!

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

More like..

Airforce One!…Airforce One!

as the liberal media fumbles over themselves to get the first picture….

Electrongod on March 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

This series of posts is confusing. We’re not accusing Obama of being weak militarily and pretending that invasions are a thing of the past? What happened to criticizing Obama for military strikes in Libya?

This post is also strange because Obama has in fact done two of the first (and biggest) things on the list that Rubio recommends doing.

You can point to all sorts of mistakes and bad things that have happened with Obama’s foreign policy, but these complaints sound incoherent.

tneloms on March 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Political season?

workingclass artist on March 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

When he took the missiles out of Poland he telegraphed to Putin that he lived in La-La Land. But in my opinion Obama is doing this knowing full well he is hurting our country and the world. He’s living out the dream of his father a big communist as well as his mentor.

Herb on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Yep. No country should be more powerful than any other country. Except, that somebody will always try to be top dog. Russia is looking at this opening to try to claim that mantle. While Obama wonders why they would do such a thing.

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

In a nutshell…

Yep!

workingclass artist on March 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

“…Obama glibly told Romney during a presidential debate that the ’80s wanted their foreign policy back.”

Yeah well- The ghost of Lewis Carroll called and said for Obama and Kerry to quit drinking all of Alice’s tea.

GrassMudHorsey on March 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

I see it, I see it…piloted by unicorns, fueled by skittles…

ladyingray on March 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

This is what happens when you have a President that believes history started the day he was born.

notwantedinN.Y.

jmtham156 on March 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

I would be interested in seeing Ed or Allahpundit’s thoughts about how feasible and effective it might be to bootstrap American natural gas exports to Eastern Europe in response. That’s one stick dangling over many former Warsaw Pact satellites that we have the power to mitigate, I think.

Madcap_Magician on March 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

One domino falling has a tendency to cause others to follow. This is just the beginning. As the dominoes fall, they will come ever closer to the shores of this country. What then, Nero? More fiddle playing?

HomeoftheBrave on March 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Marco Rubio: Hey, Look Over Here! LookOverHere! Me! Lookoverhere!Lookoverhere!ME ME Lookoverhere!ME!

bofh on March 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

WaPo: “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”

FIFY, WaPo: “President Obama’s _______ policy is based on fantasy.”

conservablogger on March 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM


Madcap_Magician on March 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

True, yet that presupposes that this administration wants to stop the Russians.

HomeoftheBrave on March 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

WaPo: “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”

Spare me. All I hear is Charlie Brown’s teacher talking: wah wah wah waaaaah.
Any reasonable assessment of Obama’s lack of experience and questionable background in 2007 or 2008 should have determined him to be unfit for any elected office. But WaPo endorsed him.
Any reflection on his first 4 destructive years in office would’ve concluded that he deserved to be thrown in jail and not re-elected. But did WaPo again endorse him?
So now, his bud Puuty Putin tosses a couple hundred troops over the border and all of a sudden Obama’s finally recognized as living in a fantasy world (but only his foreign policy)? Man, please.
Welcome to the party pal but know you’re 6 years late.

smfic on March 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Trubble… msdnc hacks are already blaming bush..

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

WaPo: “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”

So is his budgeting.

What’s your point?

Gatsu on March 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Didn’t Clinton call Obama the biggest fairy tale he’s ever seen back in 2008?

“Surprise!”

“Duh!?!” and…

“Doh!”

Fallon on March 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

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. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.” …

It’s this kind of thinking that led Obama, Hillary, & Co. to think that a reduced security footprint in Benghazi would lead al-Qaeda to play nice with us there. Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans are unavailable to comment on this development.

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

So I read today that China is supporting Putin.

Why would China support Putin? Obama had their leader over for a big dinner a few years back. Michelle even wore a bright communist red dress.

JellyToast on March 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

I would be interested in seeing Ed or Allahpundit’s thoughts about how feasible and effective it might be to bootstrap American natural gas exports to Eastern Europe in response. That’s one stick dangling over many former Warsaw Pact satellites that we have the power to mitigate, I think.

Madcap_Magician on March 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

It would be possible, except for the fact that Obama is doing everything he can to STOP our energy boom. It’s a miracle that we have has much as we have going for that reason.

Obama could have been the President that brought America energy independence, which would have been one hell of a legacy. Instead he will be remembered as “what we get when we elect a black President for no other reason than to elect one”.

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Lig :)

Jmthan… remember the left called it bo and ao during 08 campaign

Before Obama
After Obama

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Never thought I’d see WaPo be this critical of Teh Precious.

Would this have ever happened under the previous ownership? I have no idea, which is why I’m asking. I’m hoping, probably naively, that under the new owner WaPo will be less of an obsequious courtier than the rest of the media.

juliesa on March 3, 2014 at 10:28 AM

When I read this editorial in this morning’s paper my only thought was:

Boy, nobody will be madder than Obama when he sees this.

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

This is what happens when you put anti-American stoned college freshmen in charge of our foreign policy.

rbj on March 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Didn’t Clinton call Obama the biggest fairy tale he’s ever seen back in 2008?

“Surprise!”

“Duh!?!” and…

“Doh!”

Fallon on March 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

He did indeed…He also likes to be photographed with prostitutes at fundraisers…

Killary 2016!

workingclass artist on March 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Marco Rubio: Hey, Look Over Here! LookOverHere! Me! Lookoverhere!Lookoverhere!ME ME Lookoverhere!ME!

bofh on March 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

*snicker*

workingclass artist on March 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

When I read this editorial in this morning’s paper my only thought was:

Boy, nobody will be madder than Obama when he sees this.

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

No doubt. This article needs to be read by everyone. It’s the best analysis of Obama’s fundamental flaw ever written. Everything you need to know about his psyche is there.

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Lots of tax money to spend elsewhere if the military is continually downsized … for more crony-capitalist spending. Obama is constantly compared as the worst president, next to Jimmy Carter. Let’s hope that no American embassy is targeted by our enemies for a takeover in the next 3 years.

majorzot on March 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

“President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”

His foreign policy???!!!!!! His whole damned candidacy is a fantasy. A third rate junior senator from Chicago who never accomplished ANYTHING legislatively; he was a senator for ONE YEAR before picked to run? We’re supposed to believe this guy is capable of RUNNING THE COUNTRY?!!!!!

Good grief these people are stupid.

Cleombrotus on March 3, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Hey Obama- The 1920s called just to taunt you.

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 10:36 AM

He thinks and acts like a rock star and hasn’t a clue how to be presidential. He’s just passing time in the White House until his eight year vacation comes to and end. He enjoys the spotlight and runs from crisis after crisis, either speechifying or kicking the can down the road. A gutless grinning fool.

Our POTUS IS a national and global joke on a grand scale.

fogw on March 3, 2014 at 10:40 AM

“Barak Obama’s not an intellectual; what he is is being good at mimicking the mannerisms of an intellectual” – Richard Epstein (a true intellectual)

Cleombrotus on March 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Trubble… msdnc hacks are already blaming bush..

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Heh, next you’ll tell me the sun came up this morning. Thanks for checking out a channel I won’t go near. Now I recommend a moderate decontamination shower.

trubble on March 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

You racist homophobe haters should be ashamed of yourselves! Wait ’til livefreeordie or bayam wake up and they will chase you back into the caves you knuckle dragging hermaphrodites grew up in!

NiteOwl on March 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

BTW,

If you’re China, isn’t this the perfect time to take Taiwan and all those disputed islands? If you’re Pakistan or India, isn’t this the perfect time to settle disputed territorial claims? If you’re Argentina- second look at the Falklands!

It is clear that the lazy stupid bastard in the White House will continue to shuck and jive with letters of condemnation but zero world leadership.

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

It would be possible, except for the fact that Obama is doing everything he can to STOP our energy boom. It’s a miracle that we have has much as we have going for that reason.

Obama could have been the President that brought America energy independence, which would have been one hell of a legacy. Instead he will be remembered as “what we get when we elect a black President for no other reason than to elect one”.

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Resources…It’s what’s for Breakfast.

Global Map of Rare Earth Metals:

http://ecowasterecycling.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/terre-rarre.jpg

“Deep-sea mud in the Pacific Ocean as a potential resource for rare-earth elements…”

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v4/n8/full/ngeo1185.html

workingclass artist on March 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Next you’ll tell me that those columns at Bark’s inauguration were made of simple styrofoam and were just a cheap prop.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Now that you mention it, I bet the Potemkin villages were way more substantial than those styrofoam columns.

LashRambo on March 3, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Heh, next you’ll tell me the sun came up this morning. Thanks for checking out a channel I won’t go near. Now I recommend a moderate decontamination shower.

trubble on March 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

cmsinaz is like the guy left behind to tend to the troubled nuclear reactor so everybody else can get way. cmsinaz is willing to take one for the team. Plus I think there is a bit of a crush on Joe Scarborough in there somewhere. ;0

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 10:53 AM

‘You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.’

- Leon Trotsky

Resist We Much on March 3, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Don’t forget North Korea. They fired “test” missiles toward the South yesterday. Would Obama support our troops in South Korea like he supported our ambassador in Benghazi?

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Russians Moving Self Propelled Artillery Into Ukraine

Alert @JakeTapper: Tell CNN these aren’t tanks – they’re SP-artillery. That’s a bigger deal than tanks. @jimgeraghty pic.twitter.com/Rve55MUa3I

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 3, 2014

Resist We Much on March 3, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Resist We Much on March 3, 2014 at 10:54 AM

SHE’S BACK!!!!

NiteOwl on March 3, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Obama’s entire life is a fantasy.

Even as an abandoned child he would tell school mates that he was an Indonesian prince.

albill on March 3, 2014 at 10:56 AM

You can point to all sorts of mistakes and bad things that have happened with Obama’s foreign policy, but these complaints sound incoherent.

O’bama JV Cheerleading Squad on March 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Poor Baby.

Del Dolemonte on March 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Resist We Much on March 3, 2014 at 10:56 AM

You were missed by more than a few… I assume. I missed you anyway.

NiteOwl on March 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Ok you got me there HN :)

Lol

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM

He also likes to be photographed with prostitutes at fundraisers…

Killary 2016!

workingclass artist on March 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM

That seems a bit harsh, lol.

Q: What’s the difference between a Democrat and a prostitute?

A: The prostitute gives value for the money she takes

.

Fallon on March 3, 2014 at 11:01 AM

I can’t even read this thread.

I’m still stuck on total bewilderment as to how we ever got to a place where Kerry is Secretary of State (after Killary!)!

Pause for a moment of silence and reflect upon that…

Tsar of Earth on March 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Kirstin Stupid Powers “how is this different from GWB?”

Schadenfreude on March 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Resist We Much on March 3, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Welcome back!

ClownsToTheLeftOfMe on March 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

In other headlines… “Palin can see cowardice from her window”

dominigan on March 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

RWM – glad to see yah

koaiko on March 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The Resistance is back!!!

Schadenfreude on March 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

America’s catching on.

On Saturday, Gallup released its latest 3-day poll noting Barack Obama’s disapproval numbers have soared to 56% of those polled. The highest disapproval percentage Obama has ever registered in the Gallup weekly poll has been 53%. Only 40% approve of how he performs as president, which ties the lowest number in any weekly poll since he took office. -BigGovernment(Breitbart’s site_

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 3, 2014 at 11:05 AM

When does Obama apologize to Putin for our past imperialism?

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 11:10 AM

“Palin can see cowardice from her window”

dominigan on March 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Out: Red Line

In: Yellow Streak

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 11:10 AM

“…Obama glibly told Romney during a presidential debate that the ’80s wanted their foreign policy back.”
Yeah well- The ghost of Lewis Carroll called and said for Obama and Kerry to quit drinking all of Alice’s tea.
GrassMudHorsey on March 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Dear Leader, Jimmy Carter called and wants his presidency back

Brock Robamney on March 3, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Ladyingray…..the plane….the plane!

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

More like..

Airforce One!…Airforce One!

as the liberal media fumbles over themselves to get the first picture….

Electrongod on March 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

To join two of my favorite scenes of epiphany face palms:
Obama “The lights… they’re shooting at the lights”
Kerry “Its these cans! He hates these cans!”

onomo on March 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I’m still stuck on total bewilderment as to how we ever got to a place where Kerry is Secretary of State (after Killary!)!

Pause for a moment of silence and reflect upon that…

Tsar of Earth on March 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

When the premise is flawed the conclusion is almost certain to be wrong.

Barak Hussein Obama as PRESIDENT?

Cleombrotus on March 3, 2014 at 11:17 AM

WaPo: “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”

…too much choom!

KOOLAID2 on March 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM

You cons are such uneducated hicks…all he has to do is call Putin a racist and/or homophone and problem goes away.

Glad the adults are finally in charge.

ClassicCon on March 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Obama’s foreign policy is always done at Happy Hour.

Conservative4Ever on March 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM

So, Merkel tell Obama, “Putin’s losing it!” I wonder if she told Obama that he, “has lost it!”

Folks, here we get a close look at what Progressive Socialism has wrought around the world. Stand-by as we enter a period of escalating conflict, brought to us by the likes of Wilson, FDR, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, Bush and the boy wonder, Obama! Let’s not forget the radical Hillary and her relief, Kerry, the phony Vietnam warrior!

tomshup on March 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

You can point to all sorts of mistakes and bad things that have happened with Obama’s foreign policy, but these complaints sound incoherent.

tneloms on March 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Are you attempting to defend Obama’a blatant hypocrisy or the left’s childish naivete in regards to foreign policy? Because the two are not mutually exclusive which you are attempting to assert.

ClassicCon on March 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

“Putin is playing chess and I think we’re playing marbles” Rep. Mike Rogers (R)

(Can’t stand Rogers….but he is spot on here)

Conservative4Ever on March 3, 2014 at 11:32 AM

B’s mak’n us look weak. Indecisive… send in Biden! Unleash the Lunch Bucket! Before the shooting starts (please just before the shooting starts) That’ll show’em. B don’t play.
Is this what you wanted America? The one’s feckless Hope and Change promises early graves for our grandson’s on worthless foreign soil. Send the lib’s kids first. See what Sarah Palin meant when she said skin in the game.

onomo on March 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

tneloms on March 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Don’t worry, Bamster’s on top of things… or not.

Fallon on March 3, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Sorry I can’t focus on current events at the moment. I’m taking Brad Pitt’s advice to “learn about our history” by catching up on slavery.

On tap I have the following books and movies to get through: Beloved (book and film); Django Unchained; 12 Years a Slave; Roots (book and television series); The Confessions of Nat Turner; the Complete works of Fredrick Douglas; as well as Toni Morrison’s A Mercy, Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage, and Charles McBride’s The Good Lord Bird.

If there any other works of fiction or nonfiction about slavery you could recommend, please do. I am trying to educate myself on this mysterious period of American history.

will77jeff on March 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM

You can point to all sorts of mistakes and bad things that have happened with Obama’s foreign policy, but these complaints sound incoherent.

tneloms on March 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Much like Obama’s foreign policy.

AZCoyote on March 3, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Resist We Much on March 3, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Great to see you again.

Midas on March 3, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Where is Sheriff Joe in all this?

DrStock on March 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM

I would be interested in seeing Ed or Allahpundit’s thoughts about how feasible and effective it might be to bootstrap American natural gas exports to Eastern Europe in response. That’s one stick dangling over many former Warsaw Pact satellites that we have the power to mitigate, I think.

Madcap_Magician on March 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Not going to happen. The REB puts his Green-EnviroProg-Global Warming crap before foreign affairs. Long before, in fact.

slickwillie2001 on March 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

The FACT is Obama is not that smart. He is glib, and accomplished at changing the subject or obfuscating with a rambling non-answer, like any good con artist. But not really intelligent.

Why do you think his college records are sealed tighter than NSA records?

Bush, Gore, and Kerry all revealed their own transcripts, and all were basically “C” students as undergraduates. So wouldn’t Sooper Genius Obama be anxious to show he’s smarter? In fact, he came up later when the “C” had almost disappeared from the Ivy League altogether.

He’s an idiot, an Affirmative Action trained actor who prances and pretends to be intelligent, but is not.

Adjoran on March 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM

“I can be much more flexible after my election….”
Barky to Putin via Medvedev

Cottonpony on March 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

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