Last week, President Obama gave a stern warning to Vladimir Putin not to intervene militarily in the Ukraine. Whereupon Putin did just that. We have had the “red line” that Syria dare not cross, dropping sanctions against Iran to encourage them not to develop a nuclear weapon, “leading from behind” in Libya, dropping the missile shield in Eastern Europe at Putin’s request, proposing cuts to the military, and on and on. America today is projecting weakness, not strength, on the world stage. The result is global instability and assertive authoritarians.
Even the Washington Post, that consistently liberal publication and a stalwart defender of the president, is exasperated at the administration’s foreign policy weakness. An excerpt from an editorial on the subject after the jump. [Read more...]