What happened to talk softly but carry a big stick? Obama is talking big but with the smallest of sticks. He creates red lines but then does nothing when it is crossed. Given an opportunity for diplomacy, he doesn’t take it. He begs foreign countries for war and nobody follows his lead.
The United States is at a dangerous turning point where we’re no longer the envy of the world. Obama is playing a part in that.
The President of the United States is facing a grave crisis of trust at home and abroad.
Yet the spectacle of the leader of the U.S. being rudderless and outplayed at every turn by Vladimir Putin is a vastly more serious matter.
Russia’s brutish president has launched a diplomatic initiative which leaves the U.S. wrong-footed and potentially isolated.
This presidency has touched a low point. Over the past five years, Obama’s lassitude and political ineptitude have increasingly become apparent.
His conduct of office is hallmarked by weakness and indecision.
From the start of the Syrian civil war, Obama has used words with a carelessness we expect from media commentators, but not from a president.