Very interesting and must read article in the Washington Post where Eliot Cohen, a distinguished military historian and scholar of civilian-military relations, and foreign policy adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney asks the important Ronald Reagan slightly modified question, Are you safer now than you were four years ago?
Has President Obama been a competent steward of U.S. national security?
Set aside the opening follies of this administration, such as the cringe-inducing “reset” button given to Russia’s foreign minister that yielded no cooperation but managed to produce anti-American venom from Vladimir Putin and the harassment of our ambassador to Moscow by thugs in Putin’s youth movement.
Set aside the hypocrisy of the Obama team’s scorn at former governor Mitt Romney’s lack of foreign policy experience, given that its own candidate, during his two years in the Senate prior to his presidential campaign, managed to produce one large goof: contemptuous certainty that the surge of U.S. troops to Iraq in 2007 would fail (VIDEO).
Set aside even the unseemliness of the president blaming America’s failures abroad on the George W. Bush administration while claiming credit for operations whose foundations were laid during the Bush presidency.
Disregard all this, and the answer remains no.
Yes, Obama ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden. So would any president who had him in American gun sights — imagine the furor if any commander in chief were to refrain from giving that order. But has Obama ended our war with Islamist extremists?
Read the entire article, quite enlightening and shows Obama for what he really is when it comes to foreign policy, a novice at best. Barack Obama’s greatest foreign policy accomplishments are those that he “inherited” from GWB. Its safe to say that Obama just adopted W’s drone attacks. The reason why BO does more is because he does not have the MSM claiming that innocent women and children are killed in missile attacks like W was at every strike. Some how the MSM never mentions that now. What a coincidence. Also, the tips that began the get Bin Laden efforts were started under W and dare I say, waterboarding.