Cal  Thomas

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton spoke last week at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. He said, "Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama." Bolton suggested the president allowed the murderers of America's ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three others to "get away scot free" after he had repeatedly promised they would be brought to justice.

Tyrants, terrorists and dictators watch an indecisive president and take note. Action matters far more than words.

President Obama, perhaps our most self-absorbed chief executive, has said: "I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president -- with the possible exception of (Lyndon) Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln -- just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history."

Leaving aside his hubris and a debate over whether retreat from the world and pressuring Israel to give up more land to its enemies are accomplishments, what should be concluded from such a ridiculous statement about America's foreign policy?

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has observed: "No foreign policy -- no matter how ingenious -- has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none."

American foreign policy in 2014 hasn't been born, because under this administration it does not even appear to have yet been conceived.


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Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
 
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