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Obama’s ‘soft power’ policy
in a world of hurt

Washington Times, by Dave Boyer

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Posted By:Drive, 8/14/2013 7:43:08 AM

The Obama Doctrine is looking more like a leaky rowboat than an unwavering ship of state in the president’s second term. Mr. Obama’s foreign policy strategy of “soft power” and reliance on international organizations is suffering setbacks around the globe this year, including from Egypt, Syria, Russia and China. The most obvious failure was on display last week when Mr. Obama canceled a planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and likened his adversary to a slouching, bored child after Russia granted asylum to fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 8/14/2013 8:44:14 AM     (No. 9473134)

While Egypt burns, Obama vacations!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LouD, 8/14/2013 9:44:48 AM     (No. 9473249)

What doctrine?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/14/2013 12:22:38 PM     (No. 9473623)

This article seems amazingly soft on placing the responsibility for failure of his policies on BO and crediting him for successes he had nothing to do with. His "success" with killing OBL was simply, finally getting the nerve up to green light the military operation. BO just said OK to a process that had been underway for a long time. His "success" of reducing our dependence on foreign oil has been done over BO´s strenuous attempts to cripple US energy policy. The private sector has been successful in SPITE of BO, not because of him. His "success" in extricating troops carried out a process already under way. Further, there have been MANY deaths in Afghanistan which a sycophant press doesn´t report. In addition, running away and letting the countries fall back under terrorist rule isn´t a success. Finally, the "success" of keeping us free from terrorist attacks is mostly due to procedures put in place by the evil G. W. Bush. And BO has let most of that protection crumble as he focuses on investigating Conservatives instead of terrorists.

As with the rest of his presidency, BO is a failure at foreign policy . The world laughs at us, it does NOT respect us. We have less power every day thanks to BO. We are safe due to the fading residual efforts of Bush and luck not due to any efforts of BO.

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