Obama's Foreign Policy Amateurish and Naive

Krauthammer finds the Nobel not premature, but ridiculous
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2009 9:02 AM CDT
President Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco Thursday.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – President Obama's Nobel prompted Charles Krauthammer to review the administration's foreign policy moves to date, and from Iran to Russia to China, he finds nothing but failure. "It is amateurishness, wrapped in naivete, inside credulity," he complains. "In short, the very stuff of Nobels." Obama gets credit for planting seeds, but his yield after 9 months is laughable.

Take the decision to scrap the missile shield in Europe. "Surely we got something in return for selling out our friends?" Krauthammer asks in the Washington Post. But no, Moscow hasn't budged an inch on Iran. Similarly, Obama held his tongue during the Iranian protests and snubbed the Dalai Lama, then got zilch from Tehran and Beijing. To buy into the Obama hype, "you have to be a dreamy adolescent (preferably Scandinavian and a member of the Socialist International) or an indiscriminate imbiber of White House talking points." (Read more President Obama stories.)