David Remnick rather charitably writes in The New Yorker (“Behind the Curtain”): “The trouble with so much of the conservative critique of Obama’s foreign policy is that it cares less about outcomes than about the assertion of America’s power and the affirmation of its glory. … Yet a calculated modesty can augment a nation’s true influence.”
The truth about the conservative critique of Obama’s foreign policy is that it cares less about outcomes than about advancing a false narrative to deny him any credit whatsoever for successes like killing bin Laden and ousting Qaddafi. These conservatives don’t care as much about whether America wins as they do about making sure President Obama loses. Obama is fighting our real enemies, while the conservatives are fighting him.
I’m sick to death of their phony patriotism and frustrated that Mr. Remnick didn’t call them on it.