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Is Obama's foreign policy 'enemy-centric'?

Is the Obama administration’s foreign policy “enemy-centric”?

That was the contention put forth this morning by a European who has been one of the most stalwart friends of the United States -- and of democracy -- since his days as a courageous dissident in what used to be Communist Czechoslovakia. Alexandr Vondra -- who after the fall of communism became the Czech Republic’s ambassador to Washington and then its foreign minister and deputy prime minister -- told an audience at the Atlantic Council here in Washington that President Obama’s “cool realism” is putting long-standing ties at risk.

When my colleague Jackson Diehl asked recently in columns whether Obama was “withdrawing from the world” and pointed out that the president seems to have no close relationships with allied leaders, some administration officials disagreed.

So it was striking to hear similar views described from overseas, only in stronger terms. Vondra said that the Obama administration rewards rivals -- notably Russia and China -- with “carrots” while handing out only “tasks” to its allies. He said the U.S. agenda with its allies seems to be driven by U.S. domestic needs and U.S. priorities, especially nuclear disarmament, Iran and Afghanistan, while neglecting the priorities of its allies.

Vondra said that the United States is actively approaching Russia with its offer to “reset” relations. Meanwhile Russia is assertively approaching the Czech Republic and other nations, driven by its enmity to NATO and its belief that it is entitled to hold sway in its own sphere of influence. But the third side of that triangle -- between the United States and allies -- is inactive, Vondra said, creating a danger that nations and policies less amenable to U.S. values will fill the vacuum. Russia’s governance and economic model are not sustainable in the long run, he said, “but in the short run, it is Russia that sets an agenda now.”

Vondra, who is now a senator in the Czech legislature, acknowledged that he was using strong language in the hopes of getting Washington’s attention. “I was always speaking loudly,” he joked. “That’s why I was put into jail in the ’80s.”

By Fred Hiatt  | May 25, 2010; 12:32 PM ET
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Hyatt you and your right wings are Idiots, haven't you done enough damage with your Push for the Iraq WAR, now your criticizing MR Obama, Shut up you Idiot.

Posted by: tqmek1 | May 25, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Fred Hiatt thinks that we should all forget that he was a huge cheerleader for Bush's phony, disastrous war in Iraq, and take him seriously as a player on national security issues.

The ego on this guy is amazing.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | May 25, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Fred Hiatt thinks that we should all forget that he was a huge cheerleader for Bush's phony, disastrous war in Iraq, and take him seriously as a player on national security issues.

The ego on this guy is amazing.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | May 25, 2010 1:08 PM

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So the member of the Czech Parliament interviewed here expressed her concern that Russia is reasserting itself on countries they used to dominate because Bush invaded Iraq. That makes sense, I guess.

Posted by: bbface21 | May 25, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Hiatt deserves as much abuse as anyone for promoting the invasion of Iraq. However, this is a serious question. Domestically, many of Obama's more progressive supporters feel taken for granted as he tries to attract centrist and even conservative support. It's not surprising that foreign allies of the US may feel the same thing.

Of course, Hiatt isn't conducting an objective survey here - he's reporting back on the most grieved. How many share this individual's perceptionss? We'll never know; it's easier for Obama's antagonists in the media to report on the critics as a way of channeling their own disapproval than to actually attempt a fair survey.

As for the former satellites of the USSR, Hiatt is still thinking of the world through a cold war mindset - us against them with Eastern Europe caught in the middle, a prize to be secured. And I can't blame Czechs if they feel insecure about Russia.

Obama, however, is attempting to change the game from win/lose to win/win. If the US and Russia can develop a cooperative attitude, Eastern Europe is no longer on the border between two hostile empires.

Let me give you a different perspective: If the US and Britain had been enemies throughout the 1800s, Canada would have felt pretty vulnerable. Once we both got over the wars of Revolution and 1812 (Britain actually pushed Monroe into declaring his famous doctorine), Canada was secure.

Posted by: j3hess | May 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

As if it's not enough for Hiatt's hacks Gerson, Kratuhammer and Thiessen to attack Obama daily, he, himself, compels to pile on.

They must be very afraid Obama will win again in 2012 when Palin's mentally challenged, white supremacist, evangelical teabaggers split the GoP vote.

Posted by: areyousaying | May 25, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

A warning signal from the canary in the mine.

Countries Mr. Obama treats as thorns in his side as he builds his New World Order:

Poland
Ukraine
Georgia
Israel
Czech Republic

Who will be thrown under the bus next?

Posted by: jfv123 | May 25, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Enemy centric?

What about America first centric?

That would be a welcome, needed change. But Hiatt is used to having Israel and its pseudo-American supporters jerking our government around to their never ending war designs making the entire world our enemies. You're really running very short on credibility, to be quoting (... likely, misquoting) this obscure Czech personality to your ends

Posted by: likovid | May 25, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

O-One
B-Big
A-Ass
M-Mistake
A-America

Posted by: cschotta1 | May 25, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Fred Hiatt, Neocon Wannabe.

Posted by: vwcat | May 25, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

OGM Obama is acting in America's best interests instead of rewarding friends. That certainly is a new concept for the Republicans.

One also might note Obama has been too busy saving the World's economy, fighting 2 wars, and getting health care for all Americans to hang out with friends or hold hands while strolling with the Saudi's aka Bush.

Posted by: chucky-el | May 25, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse


The idiocy of this column is breathtaking!

Just another zionist/neocon one-note refrain "Obama isn't kissing Netanyahoo's behind as best friend" , so he has no friends.

Netanyahoo is nobody's friend. Nor is Israel. The world cheers at our distance from the savages of Gaza.
STILL Dheil and
Hiatt, et. al., keep on.


Posted by: whistling | May 25, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse


jfb123 below, got it instantly

This little blrb was all about Israel whining because this Administration no longer caters to the savages every whim.
As the world cheers that policy.

jfb123, like all Israeli posters, uses lots of numbers, thinks he fools everyone... who/what he is by listing several nations with his real interest, and that of Hiatt, by listing it second to last among nations mentioned.

PErhaps the zionists should look teir own very shakey future instead of the constant hype to ruin American/Russian detente and
new relationship. Like they could. The days of their venal influence on Bush are GONE. It, including Wall Street, was ruinous.


Posted by: whistling | May 25, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Here we are, altogether, as we sing our song, yada, yada, yada. This is the one big happy family scenario of how Obama will transform the world. The scary part is, that this self-loving fool really believes it, as our enemies continue to laugh at him. They see him as a paper tiger; an empty suit is a better definition.

Posted by: jemvbcnyc | May 25, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Most of the comments from the libtards here can't seem to stay on topic. Any sense of criticism of their messiah is met with the usual idiotic racist comments about white people or jews blah blah blah. SHOCKER!!!

Posted by: bolt55 | May 25, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Unlike "...with us or against us..." I'm not sure there is a problem with Pres. Obama's policy. Try again.

Posted by: rlj1 | May 25, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Who needs allies when we have Blessed Obama to lead us to the promised land.

Posted by: concernedcitizen3 | May 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama is a corrupt Chicago marxist gangster, out to "redistribute" America's money, power and influence, because he thinks a strong America is bad for the world. His claim to fame will not be as the first black president, but as the first Anti-American president in the history of the United States.

Posted by: jhr1 | May 25, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Fred, you Traitor, resign.

NOW.

You won't be missed.

Posted by: WillSeattle | May 25, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

What precisely is wrong with a President looking at what is important for America and deciding that positioning ourselves in the best possible position is paramount? We have provided most of this world with "carrots" and get very little in return. In fact our "allies" have very often provided us with more grief and angst then other countries with whom we have major disagreements. Look Hiatt, this is an example of real-politik in action. Better relations with China and Russia (with all of their assoretd foibles) is infinitely more important than are relations with the Czech Republic, Georgia and a host of other nations. It stands to reason that greater cooperation and understanding between America and two near-peer military powers, one of which is a peer economically is beneficial in the long run for the rest of the world.

Posted by: army164 | May 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

A warning signal from the canary in the mine.

Countries Mr. Obama treats as thorns in his side as he builds his New World Order:

Poland
Ukraine
Georgia
Israel
Czech Republic

Who will be thrown under the bus next?

Posted by: jfv123 | May 25, 2010 1:39 PM

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Don't forget Honduras, where he supported the Chavez wannabe over the people and their constitution.

Some of the smarter countries, like Britain and Turkey, know they can't trust Obama and are taking their own initiative.

Posted by: bbface21 | May 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Bash the messenger (Hiatt) all you want but don't ignore the message! For all of Obama's criticism of America's past "arrogance", he's exhibiting exactly that by ignoring our allies and "kissing up" to countries such as Russia and China, both shining examples of human rights, honest dealing and "budding democracy". What a disaster he's in the process of engineering.

Posted by: baltic | May 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Vondra? You like to listen to loudmouths, American or foreign. This is a very silly commentary. Unpatriotic and very dishonest. Go talk to Obama or Jones or Clinton if you have a question about foreign policy.

Of course Obama has been focused on China and Russia and Iran. If he is giving our good allies in Europe "benign neglect", they deserve it, over and over again, until they can step up to be our allies. You and all the voices of lemming Washingtonites have said this elsewhere, over and over again. Can't you converge two ideas into one article?

Posted by: walden1 | May 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

the United States has proven allies , that underwent a lot together , and new allies , that are eager to become true proven ones through concrete deeds , not in the interests of the US , but in accordance to common shared ideals

the problem resides in the fact , that the ideals of the United States of America and those of Barrack Hussein Obama greatly differ , to say the least , their interests also are opposed

that's why our allies are shocked , let them have patience , and wait for around 2,5 years , when Obama's gone , everything will return to normal

Posted by: michel1835 | May 25, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

"A small Syrian-backed terrorist group in Gaza said its activists blew up a donkey cart laden with explosives close to the border with Israel on Tuesday, killing the animal but causing no human casualties.".............

No doubt the democrat left and PETA will either ignore this or blame Israel........

Posted by: georgedixon | May 25, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I think your missing the point here. Obama ties to anyone(friend or foe) are non-existent. I think the kool aid is wearing off a little this man is not that smart. Hes thrown more money at the economy then we have spent since the beginning of the union and barely moved the needle i.e. 10% unemployment home foreclosures at an all time high. As Reagan stated "It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's just that so little of what they know is actually true"

Posted by: dcofer | May 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

could it be that this is just the members of the "New Europe" (lauded and feted by the Bushies because they were pushovers and eager to please) complaining because our European focus has shifted back to the "Old Europe"? Maybe these guys need to open up more CIA black sites so that they can regain favor.

Posted by: hohandy | May 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse


"This is the one big happy family scenario of how Obama will transform the world. The scary part is, that this self-loving fool really believes it, as our enemies continue to laugh at him. They see him as a paper tiger; an empty suit is a better definition.
Posted by: jemvbcnyc

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Amazing! Not only does jemvbcnyc know exactly what foreign leaders think of Obama, but their thoughts are exactly the same as his! Talk about living in your own private Idaho ....

The "one big happy family scenario" is a particularly thin straw-man; nobody expects it. Only a simple mind would even think that anyone expects it.

So show me you have something more than simple thoughts and schoolyard insults at hand. Who are the "enemies"? Russia? China? How are they enemies? How do they threaten us? Are they preparing to invade Florida? How should Obama get them to change behaviors we don't like - build more missiles? Threaten to default on treasury bonds? Hold his breath until his face turns blue? Send in Sarah Palin?

Come on - give me a debate. Make a serious point. So far, all you critics of Obama have accomplished is to make Fred Hiatt look bad by association.

Posted by: j3hess | May 25, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Our children and grandchildren are going to be enslaved to overseas investors to pay off our national debt. This is the legacy of Reagan's defense buildup, Bush's war in Iraq, and Obama's economic stimulus. Of the three things that blew a hole in our budget, the stimulus was necessary to prevent a depression but it's still left us in very bad shape vis-a-vis our long term economic prosperity because of all the earlier debt.

Russian investors are among these foreign creditors. The type of spending that I as a liberal favor for transportation infrastructure, income maintenance for the poor, and educational support, is but a pittance compared to what Congress spends on the military and corporate welfare.

The best things that Congress can do to address the concerns of people like former Ambassador Vondra is to scale back unnecessary and wasteful spending to reduce our indebtedness, so that we are not as dependent upon foreign creditors. Like the Russians or the Chinese, to whom now we must ask "how high" when they say "jump".

Posted by: stillaliberal | May 25, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the "cold Warrior" and the dissident got together and concocted a fairy tale political theory which just feeds their egos.
Russia is no longer a communist country nor an enemy. The Czech republic and some of the other "Eastern Bloc" countries want to be more than just small fish in a big pond. You get the attention your importance requires.

Posted by: JerryOlek | May 25, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

There is some truth in this. Look at India where people are the biggest fans of Obama and USA compared to other countries. The Obama administration has pretty much thrown Indian concerns under the bus and is funneling billions to Pakistan even though that country continues to use nukes and terrorists to blackmail India.

Posted by: amit_goyal | May 25, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

What the Zionist Hiatt really objects to is that Obama won't allow Israel to dictate our foreign policy the way Bush did. Hiatt and his ethnic allies at AIPAC will attack anyone who is not an Israel-firster, who will not put the interests of Israel first, and America last. Plus, the Israel lobby wants the U.S. to attack Iran, which Obama won't do.

Posted by: raygordon2008 | May 25, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

President Obama is complex enough, and is encumbered by immediate demanding world conditions, since his inaugural, that his foreign policy, to date, can be read in many ways.

And, certainly, Alexandra Vondra's is only one of them.

This administration is only 1.5 years old. It inherited two foreign wars and an economic crisis at home. And Iran and North Korea are itching for attention, in the worst ways. Which really doesn't leave Obama much time to pal it up with a Europe that is struggling with her own internal economic problems, as well as regional and national issues. Problems we cannot do much for at this time.

As for another read on Obama's foreign agenda, sometimes we can, or have to, take our own "hegemosphere" for granted enough to concentrate on damaged relations with very important strategic players in the world, such as China and Soviet Russia. They are critical to our dealings with Iran and N. Korea. Both of which impact, directly, the hostilities we are encumbered with in the Middle East.

Mr. Vondra may feel neglected by President Obama. He is not alone. It seems that Obama continues to be viewed widely as a "deliverer," to those who have issues in need of deliverance. That is, of course, those who do not identify with American conservatism, or libertarianism.

Once the critical balance is achieved with China and Russia, and that may be soon, Mr. Obama can begin to attend to other matters. We can remember a similar scenario as Obama was delivering his health care program to the nation. Then, all the special interest groups came out of the woodwork crying that Obama was neglecting them.

One thing at a time doesn't exactly describe Obama's systematic leadership. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan/Pakistan, and the economic crisis, as well as the administration's domestic agenda, involve so much more than any one issue might imply. They certainly demand his full attention, each. Europe is handling their own economic crisis in their own mature and
deft way. When they need us, we will be here for them.

So let us continue to be patient. After all, Obama has at least 3.5 more years of this term, to do for EVERYONE, what their hearts desire. And, to continue to distress the conservatives and libertarians.

Posted by: paultaylor1 | May 25, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama actually has a foreign policy? To me, his only policy is be nasty to our allies treating them as insignificant and annoying and apologizing and bowing to all known dictators, socialists, communists, and desert Sheiks. Obama believes if you lay down your arms, give them everything they want while they look at you in shock like you are a moron and apologize for your existence, then your enemies will love you and rush to kiss your fanny. Honestly, I find it hard to believe someone is that naive but nothing surprises me about this administration. There is no policy with North Korea and that little nutcase is dangerous. With nothing in place, Obama will be playing it from the hip. Who knows, he may give China California. I would miss the seal lions.

Posted by: greatgran1 | May 25, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Would that we would end our military adventurism and bring the "troops" home from every where! The disturbing image of America pushing for a base in Okinawa some 60 years after the end of WW2 over the objections of local peoples and the Japanese government, troops in Korea for over 60 years, putting missile defense systems in Eastern Europe, Black Op military death squads throughout the middle east, a base of sham in Cuba, a ecological disaster in the Indian ocean, Christian soldiers destroying a secular ME nation for a theocratic state, supporting and aiding another theocracy to steal lands because they had been stolen 3000 years ago and helping to create a open air gulag for the lawful inhabitants, goose stepping through south America to ensure the drug supply chain remained congested to keep the profits high, and the utterly insane military operations in Afghanistan which has only destabilized the neighbor which really does have nuclear weapons! Our military has one endless failure after another; not one beneficial action since WW2 with the possible exception of Bosnia... still in question. We don't have any allies, only client states bribed to pretend to support America's foolish ambitions!

Posted by: Chaotician | May 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Don't you love that liberals are utterly incapable of getting beyond their simple talking points? This artiocle has not a single thing to do with Iraq or any other military action for that matter. Despite this, the mindless partisans who are bashing Hiatt are all talking about Iraq for some reason. How pathetic.

Posted by: bobmoses | May 25, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Uuuhhhhgg!!! The headline of the article, alone, is so telling and so offensive. "enemy-centric"?!?!?

Hiatt keeps beating the drums of war in hopes that America's sons and daughters will fight Israel's holy wars.

It disgusts me!!

Posted by: kurthunt | May 25, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Let's all bash Mr. Hiatt, and ignore what he writes and the people he quotes. Probably, they have nothing worth knowing since the commenters here so often know everything. You have to be humble to learn something. Know nothings were considered right-wing once upon a time. Not now.

Posted by: sailhardy | May 25, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

.. Look at India where people are the biggest fans of Obama and USA compared to other countries. The Obama administration has pretty much thrown Indian concerns under the bus and is funneling billions to Pakistan even though that country continues to use nukes and terrorists to blackmail India.
Posted by: amit_goyal
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What BS. Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White House for the first official state visit of his administration. The US government has pressured Pakistan to cooperate in the investigation of the Mumbai attacks. Under Bush, Pakistan diverted much of the military aid to the Indian border; Obama ticked of many in Pakistan by insisting on tighter controls on how US aid is used.

Nobody said you have to like Obama or his policies - but before you attack, make sure you're aiming for a target and not some phantom of smoke and hot air blown out by the right-wing propaganda machine.

Posted by: j3hess | May 25, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

As if your buddy, George Dubya Bush's, foreign policy wasn't enemy-centric. Do you recall the phrase "Axis of Evil"?

Well you should. After all, you employ the hack who coined it.

Your ongoing effort to paint Obama as some sort of international pariah is so transparent, and so at-odds with reality as to be laughable.

I understand the strategy: "attack your oppenents strength" - It's straight out of Karl Rove's manual (swiftboating). But if you hadn't noticed. It's not gaining any traction. It's not working anymore. The public has wised-up.

Give it up Hiatt, you neocon chickenhawk, you.

Posted by: kurthunt | May 25, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

A little bit of context would be useful here too.

Vondra is part of a center-right faction that was creamed in the last election cycle. His faction supported missile-defense over the wishes of the majority of the Czech population.

As far as the policy being "enemy-centric" -- that's a pretty bold statement coming from a one-time proponent of the largest single foreign policy blunder in American history. If the policy is "enemy-centric" but achieves beneficial effects, I guess you can call it whatever the heck you want.

To his credit Obama is not backing unmitigated stupid policies like an ineffective, over-priced missile defense program.

Posted by: JPRS | May 25, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

President Obama has set in concrete my belief that liberals and the Democrats always pick the wrong side. They go out of their way to side with the bad guys.

Posted by: bobbo2 | May 25, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

President Obama has set in concrete my belief that liberals and the Democrats always pick the wrong side. They go out of their way to side with the bad guys.

Posted by: bobbo

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Of course this overlooks the stunningly obvious contradiction involved in the case of Sadaam Hussein (bankrolled by a GOP president; removed by a GOP president and replaced in part by a guy Ahmed Chalabi who now works in part for Iran and who U.S taxpayers have unknowingly floated tens of millions of dollars).

There are no limits to the stupidity of the GOP base.

The historical retention has about as much capacity as an infant.

China and Russia weren't exactly upset with the W. era either.

In Africa and South America they ran circles around the U.S. in the 2000s.

From the POV of national security and advancing U.S. interests, the 2000s were largely a wasted decade. We emerged weaker, more indebted, and more isolated.

Posted by: JPRS | May 25, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Look for more grandstand plays like the "sending troops to Arizona" head fake. 'Bam's foreign policy is about 'Bam, not other countries. It's faux messiah, every day, all day. The one world, Soros sock puppet occupying the White House doesn't believe in national borders, but he does believe that America is the cause of the world's woes. He hates July 4, 1776. We Mom and Pop Tea Party people will remember in November the reptiles that stood up for Calderon last week.

Posted by: rrpopseal | May 25, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Look for more grandstand plays like the "sending troops to Arizona" head fake. 'Bam's foreign policy is about 'Bam, not other countries. It's faux messiah, every day, all day. The one world, Soros sock puppet occupying the White House doesn't believe in national borders, but he does believe that America is the cause of the world's woes. He hates July 4, 1776. We Mom and Pop Tea Party people will remember in November the reptiles that stood up for Calderon last week.

Posted by: rrpopseal | May 25, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

rrpopseal,

"Look for more grandstand plays like the "sending troops to Arizona" head fake. 'Bam's foreign policy is about 'Bam, not other countries."

Frankly the foreign policy of the United States should be first and foremost about the UNITED STATES; not "other countries".

Posted by: JPRS | May 25, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama's real "sin" is he refuses to pretend to serve two masters, Fred Hiatt-style.

Posted by: politbureau | May 25, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

More of the usual nonsense from neo-cons at "The Washington Post." What happened to the illustrious reputation of this newspaper during the 1960's and 1970's?

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | May 25, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

You know why there was no ethnic strife under Tito, the same reason this fellow went to jail for in the 80s. When the Russian tanks roll into Serbia then call Obama, until then shut up. This fascist wanted the useless Polish missile defense, which also got an Ukranian gov't sympathetic to Russia when the tanks rolled up to the border. The Georgia pipeline can now deliver to Europe from Ukrainian ports. Bush's I've got your back gave the bear the excuse he needed to seize the pipeline. Hiatt is almost as bad as the AEI, Carnegie, etc., propagandists he gives free space to weekly with no quid pro quo for the other side.

Posted by: jameschirico | May 25, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an attorney, and thinks adversaries compete under rules. Iran and North Korea just kill by the millions. Obama is not equiped for the foreign arena.

Posted by: JohnnyGee | May 25, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Hiatt: President Obama has unfortunately been cleaning up the complete wreck this country had been left in by the previous administration. The country had been brought to a near Great Depression, the United States under Bush was treated as the pariah that Bush had made us into.

I have seen no evidence the Obama has been coddling N. Korea or Iran, or even Russia for that matter. Is your idea of good diplomacy to look into the eyes of V. Putin and claim that he has a good soul??

The fact that you can only call President Obama names shows the sorry state of you and your republican water carriers. Supporters of a party with no new ideas, relying on promoting the FAILED republican policies of the last 30 years. Sad, just very sad.

Posted by: madinmaryland | May 26, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

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