February 5, 2014

America's Icarus-in-Chief

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The Associated Press

In short, our Icarus-in-Chief, without much foreign-policy experience but with youthful zeal and good intentions, soared far too high for his flimsy waxen wings. Now they are melting, and as the American commander-in-chief careens back to earth, lots of those below are wondering what will come next. Still, there is a lot of irony as Obama freefalls to earth.

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TAGGED: U.S. Foreign Policy, United States, Barack Obama


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