Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reset: Jimmy Carter redux

As Glenn Reynolds has repeatedly suggested, the best-case scenario for President Obama's foreign policy now appears to be a repeat of the Jimmy Carter era.

Seth Leibsohn, at NR's The Corner, lays out the current evidence.

Not pretty.

The "community organizer's" naivete' is showing. As Leibsohn summarizes:
This is not only sad, it is dangerous. A weak and disrespected America is bad for America, sends the wrong message to enemies (including terrorists), hurts dissident movements abroad, and — as a political matter, again — reminds us nothing so much as it does of the years of Jimmy Carter, which it took even more years to overcome.

Not a very good first year for America, or the world, under a new leadership that promised a new respect, a new start, and a new way of doing business. It's new alright — it just isn't any good.
So much for "smart diplomacy."

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