August 19, 2014

Ambivalence About America

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

The pendulum always swings too far. Obama the restrainer has been the great corrective to Bush the decider. Far from the magician imagined back in 2008, Obama has been the professional moderator. But the president has gone too far; and in so doing has undersold the nation, encouraged foes, disappointed allies, and created doubts over American power that have proved easy to exploit.

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

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