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Obama’s Hollow Promises Abroad


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Third, world leaders in countries as varied as Japan, Poland, and Israel hear Obama’s promises as unrelated to reality. Speaking for many, Josef Joffe of Germany’s Die Zeit weekly finds “consistency and coherence to Obama’s attempt to retract from the troubles of the world, to get the U.S. out of harm’s way. … to be harsh about it, he wants to turn the U.S. into a very large medium power.”

Successful “diplomatic engagement” (as Kerry calls it) must be backed by consistency, power, and will, not by nice words, hollow promises, and wishful thinking. Will the Obama administration realize this before doing permanent damage? Watch the Iranian nuclear deal for possible changes, or not.

Daniel Pipes

About the Author: Daniel Pipes is a world-renowned Middle East and Islam expert. He is President of the Middle East Forum. His articles appear in many newspapers. He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard, Pepperdine, the U.S. Naval War College, and the University of Chicago. He is a board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace and other institutions. His website is DanielPipes.org.


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  1. Mary Rogers says:

    Yep, but don’t forget to pray for the American people, we are stuck with him.

  2. Abdul Rashid says:

    ustt like the Bush administration, one thing they were good in is lying it was so good even themselves would already believe them.

  3. Obamas head is hollow

  4. MichaelHanniMorcos553 says:

    Wether it’s Benghazi ,Cairo or Damascus,or Tehran; there are so many blunders ;that we [U.S.] can only learn and improve our World image for the next Administration. thank you.

  5. Wether it's Benghazi ,Cairo or Damascus,or Tehran; there are so many blunders ;that we [U.S.] can only learn and improve our World image for the next Administration. thank you.

  6. ChHoffman633 says:

    Pipes – how many wars do you want the US involved with? and how much hatred and venom are you going to waste on the current president when you’ll still need more for the next one?

    Or do you have an unlimited supply of hate?

  7. Ch Hoffman says:

    Pipes – how many wars do you want the US involved with? and how much hatred and venom are you going to waste on the current president when you'll still need more for the next one?

    Or do you have an unlimited supply of hate?


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