90 Miles From Tyranny : Obama Puts Positive Spin on Disastrous Foreign Policy in UN Speech

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Obama Puts Positive Spin on Disastrous Foreign Policy in UN Speech

President Obama’s seventh speech to the United Nations was well-received on Monday.

This is hardly surprising, as his policies have been a broad embrace of priorities and tactics that have long been championed by the majority of the world’s governments.

As stated by Peter Wittig, Germany’s ambassador to the United States and formerly Germany’s permanent representative to the United Nations:

The foreign policy of the Obama administration [on issues like renewed Cuba relations and the Iran nuclear deal] is — if I may say so — very European, and therefore we applaud it. We are really singing from the same song sheet… late in the day, in the fourth quarter, turned out to be a real leader on climate change. He brought China along, and that has served as a catalyst for other emerging economies.

Unfortunately, while popular in Europe and elsewhere, those policies are a triumph of image over reality. As admitted by supporters, even if Iran abides by the terms of the deal, it will have billions of dollars in freed funds to support terrorism, and its nuclear program will be legitimized.

Renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba have...
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