October 31, 2011
Obama Deserves Credit - for Following Bush's Footsteps
Peter Feaver, Foreign Policy
President Obama campaigned on a scorched earth critique of the foreign policy he inherited from President Bush. He promised to undo all of it. Some of those promises (withdrawing all combat troops from Iraq in 16 months) barely survived the first few days, while others (unconditional talks with Ahmadinejad or closing Gitmo) were only jettisoned after months of failed efforts.
TAGGED: George W. Bush, United States, Barack Obama