The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo36° Showers Likely

Friday

Hi51° Showers Likely

Friday Night

Lo32° Slight Chc Showers

Saturday

Hi52° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo27° Clear

Sunday

Hi48° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo31° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi47° Slight Chc Rain

Monday Night

Lo26° Slight Chc Snow

Tuesday

Hi41° Mostly Sunny

A foreign policy of self-delusion

Send to Kindle
Print This

Barack Obama’s 949-word response on Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality. It began with a complaint about negative coverage on Fox News, when, in fact, it was The New York Times front page that featured Obama’s foreign policy failures, most recently the inability to conclude a trade agreement with Japan and the collapse of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East negotiations.

Add to this the collapse of not one but two Geneva conferences on Syria, American helplessness in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine and the Saudi king’s humiliating dismissal of Obama within two hours of talks — no dinner — after Obama made a special 2,300-mile diversion from Europe to see him, and you have an impressive litany of serial embarrassments.

View my options or Sign in