In my opinion, the Obama foreign policy has been disastrous. Our enemies no longer fear us and our friends don’t believe they can count on us. Recent action toward Russia and Israel confirm this.
Countries like Russia and China have been going out of their way to poke a finger in our eye but we do nothing. Russia brazenly tried to alter the results of the presidential election by hacking. I don’t think their attempts made any difference but that’s not the point. Everyone, regardless of party, should be outrage that a thuggish dictator would try to influence the election. Obama actually took action but it was extremely mild. I expect he would have done nothing if Clinton had won.
This week Secretary of State Kerry launched a blistering verbal attack on Israel. The Obama administration hasn’t been that strident in going after Al Qaeda or ISIS. He seemed to put all of the blame on them for the lack of peace with the Palestinians. He referred to the Hamas terrorist group as “militants”.
If Israel wants a two state solution, building new settlements would be a hindrance. However, I don’t believe that is their aim. They tried trading land for peace with Gaza. That has resulted in thousands upon thousands of rocket attacks and countless acts of terrorism.
We will see a new administration in three weeks. I have a feeling I won’t like their foreign policy either.