How Obama Could Counter Critics of His Foreign Policy
The administration’s attempt to use speeches to avoid being defined by domestic opponents and world events was overtaken by a rapid succession of stories and fierce criticism at home, including the furor over the deal with the Taliban to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the Islamist terrorist blitzkrieg across Iraq.
By mid-June, Americans gave Barack Obama the lowest foreign-policy ratings of his presidency: only 37% approve, with 57% disapproving. Though foreign policy was once a perceived strong suit, President Obama’s rating is as low as President George W. Bush‘s was in mid-2006, the summer of discontent with Mr. Bush’s Iraq policy.
This state of affairs is unfortunate–but reparable.
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This article was originally published in The Wall Street Journal.
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