And, most of all: Making dangerously flawed deals with the nuclear-ambitious mullahs of Iran.
'Is this ineptitude?', Pipes asks rhetorically.
As a man of the left, Obama sees the United States historically having exerted a malign influence on the outside world. Greedy corporations, an overly-powerful military-industrial complex, a yahoo nationalism, engrained racism, and cultural imperialism combined to render America, on balance, a force for evil.
In short, The Obama Doctrine can be summarized in a single sentence: "Warm relations with adversaries and cool them with friends."
The great question ahead is how, in their wisdom, the American people will judge the Obama Doctrine when they next vote for president in 19 months. Will they repudiate his policy of shuffling and contrition, as they comparably did in 1980 when they elected Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter? Or will they choose four more years of it, thereby turning the Obama Doctrine into the new norm and Americans into European-style remorseful masochists?
Read the whole thing.
And say your prayers.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.