A nice cover up of the Obama administration's withering foreign policy, courtesy of The New York Times. Oddly (or maybe not), the White House has taken to comparing itself to George Bush.
“Everybody always breaks it down between idealist and realist,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff. “If you had to put him in a category, he’s probably more realpolitik, like Bush 41."
Nothing like pragmatism to explain pseudo-pressure on Israel, supporting fraudulent elections in Afghanistan and Sudan, and shortsightedness in Yemen. Rather than develop new policies, the White House has resigned itself to the status quo and deemed this “realpolitik.”
Obama, the dreamer who believes in "change," never really existed, though those around him will keep trying to convince us otherwise.