Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Limits Of Obama

The world is not responding to Obama according to plan, so observes Michael Barone:

"On his 10-day trip to Asia and in his 10th month in office, Barack Obama is beginning to encounter limits on his ambition to change the world. Even as he bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia last April and to the emperor of Japan last week, the world refuses to bow back.

"Obama's unilateral concession to the Russians -- abandonment of missile defense plans in Poland and the Czech Republic -- has evoked statements from Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that sanctions against Iran may someday be necessary. But it's beginning to look as if Medvedev is Lucy, sanctions are the football and Obama is Charlie Brown.

Barone concludes:

"Bush didn't cause all our foreign policy problems, and Obama's ascension and appeasement don't seem to be solving them."

The world is slowly awakening from its Obama induced stupor; reality intrudes.  And it is not being kind to our inexperienced Chief Executive.

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