Obama's Record on Foreign Policy and National Security Cannot be Touched by the Republican Candidates
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Last night I took the opportunity to watch the CNN Republican debate, and I just wanted to hear the continued complaining from the candidates on President Barack Obama. The candidates did not let me down. What suprised me though was the difference in opinion on how to handle foreign policy. As expected most of the candidates seemed to put down President Obama even in light that he has shown a very strong record on national security. If you don't know, you may ask what has President Barack Obama done to have a strong record?
So far, here is what President Obama has done.
1) He ordered a daring raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden and has taken out scores of top alQaeda leaders, including lead recruiter Anwar-al-Awlaki.
2) He brought the Iraq war to a close, as promised.
3) He has started a responsible withdrawal from Afghanistan.
President Obama is very popular on the way he has handled foreign policy, so it makes no difference what the Republican candidates say, President Obama gets an "A" on foreign policy.
As reported by CNN, "The Republican field has responded to the president's successful efforts abroad with what the New York Times editorial board called "bad analysis and worse solutions, nothing that suggests real understanding or new ideas." Instead of taking seriously the need for the commander in chief to have at least a basic knowledge of the world, Republicans have embraced their lack of experience on the issue. Herman Cain made a telling gaffe last week when he insisted that he is "not supposed to know anything about foreign policy.""