Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Obama Doctrine

The Atlantic -- Jeffrey Goldberg
The Obama Doctrine

A very long but illuminating article on Obama’s perspective on foreign policy

If you are a supporter of the president, his strategy makes eminent sense: Double down in those parts of the world where success is plausible, and limit America’s exposure to the rest. His critics believe, however, that problems like those presented by the Middle East don’t solve themselves—that, without American intervention, they metastasize.

WSJ -- Brett Stephens
Barack Obama Checks Out

A critical review of the article.

“In his place, an exact look-alike of Mr. Obama is giving interviews to Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic, interviews that are so gratuitously damaging to long-standing U.S. alliances, international security and Mr. Obama’s reputation as a serious steward of the American interest that the words could not possibly have sprung from the lips of the president himself.”