June 6, 2014

Obama at Omaha

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

Obama at bloody Omaha, in the sixth year of his presidency, falls short at a time when his aides have been defining the cornerstone of his foreign policy as: “Don’t do stupid stuff.” Americans do not respond well to doctrine defined in negative terms. As citizens of a nation that represents an idea, they are hard-wired to the optimism of that idea. Since when did the can-do nation become the can-avoid nation?

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TAGGED: Egypt, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Syria, World War II, Omaha Beach, U.S. Foreign Policy, United States, Barack Obama

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