S.E. Cupp compares Obama's foreign policy strategy to that of an indecisive driver. What do you think?
S.E. Cupp: What is the Obama doctrine? I don’t know. Do you know? What, where is it? I don’t know, does anyone know?
So people talk a lot about Obama’s foreign policy and right now obviously there’s a lot of talk because of what’s going on in Russia and the Middle East but I think what we’re going to learn is that the consequences of Obama’s foreign policy, in that he has one, are that our allies are now skeptical of us and our enemies are no longer intimidated by us.
The ramifications of that are huge, and it always makes me chuckle when the non-interventionist anti-W crowd applauds the Obama administration for keeping us out of these entanglements overseas when of course he doesn't.
We are involved because he half involves us almost everywhere.
Take Syria for example. Syria should be up to the Syrians to figure out. Sure, we’re not going to send folks in but we draw red lines, we broker chemical weapons deals, we are absolutely half involved.
Take Ukraine. Well that’s for Ukraine to figure out we’re not gonna get involved.
Well, we did get involved, we told Putin exactly what he should do.
So we half involve and it reminds me of something my dad told me when he was teaching me how to drive.
He said being a hesitant driver is as dangerous if not more dangerous than being an aggressive driver.
And I think these half involvements can be just as dangerous if not more than the full on aggressive intervention and we’re gonna see how that plays out.
My dad was a very smart man.
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