THE PATH TO WAR

THE PATH TO WAR

Citizen Tom

soldier.pngHere of late our president has been making big speeches on foreign policy — talking about peace (or war) — upsetting even his staunchest supporters, those at The Washington Post.

PRESIDENT OBAMA has retrenched U.S. global engagement in a way that has shaken the confidence of many U.S. allies and encouraged some adversaries. That conclusion can be heard not just from Republican hawks but also from senior officials from Singapore to France and, more quietly, from some leading congressional Democrats. As he has so often in his political career, Mr. Obama has elected to respond to the critical consensus not by adjusting policy but rather by delivering a big speech.

In his address Wednesday to the graduating cadets at West Point , Mr. Obama marshaled a virtual corps of straw men, dismissing those who “say that every problem has a military solution,” who “think military intervention is the only…

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3 Responses to THE PATH TO WAR

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    Thanks for the reblog.

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