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Can Trump Rescue the U.S. From Obama’s Foreign Policy Blunders?

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No U.S. president in our lifetime has been as ill-equipped to deal with the complexities of America’s international relations as Barack Hussein Obama.

Republicans warned voters in 2008 that the Chicago senator was unprepared to preside over U.S. foreign policy and President Obama has spent eight years confirming their concerns. Time after time, Obama emboldened our enemies, betrayed our allies, and made decisions that moved the world closer to disaster. As excited as we are to see his presidency come to an end, the core of that excitement is an emotion closer to relief. We’re damned lucky to have gotten to this point without a full-blown international crisis.

And with the way Obama has been acting over the past few weeks, Inauguration Day can’t come quickly enough.

That’s what makes it especially frustrating to hear the Democrats talk about Donald Trump as though he’s going to throw geopolitical relations into chaos. What shape is the world in now, if not chaos? Just because our current president is really good at pretending everything is all right doesn’t mean everything is all right. Not by a long shot.

For instance, his dealings with Russia. Obama has spent the last four years condemning Russia, sanctioning their government, and playing chicken with their military in the Middle East. Okay? So what has that gotten us, other than a few steps closer to a second Cold War? What harm can there be in attempting a different path?

And really, Russia is the least of it. When it comes to the Iraq War, ISIS, Syria, Libya, and the nuclear deal with Iran, Obama’s sins went beyond mere naivete. He so thoroughly bungled these situations that Trump will be up to his eyeballs trying to sort them out.

It is possible – perhaps even likely – that catastrophe will come to pass under President Trump’s watch. Not because of anything he did, but because we’d already passed the point of no return long before he was sworn into office. God willing, his administration can turn back the clock on Obama’s foreign policy in time. But it will be a hell of a job.


  • Steve H.

    Admin, whoever you are, you are just like all the other Republicans. Here you raise six situations that you decry as foreign policy catastrophes without mentioning a single, specific misstep or blunder. Even worse, none of you fools ever says what you would have done instead. I dare you to try. I’ll show your readers how totally clueless you really are.

  • Steve H.

    Fool, try to name a specific foreign policy blunder or tell us what you would have done instead. Even with 20-20 hindsight you can’t. Try it here and I’ll show you to be clueless.

  • Grizz Mann

    I am looking forward to a smooth transition from the Obama administration. At least as smooth as Obama can provide.

  • Grizz Mann

    A Maytag washer could have done a better job than Obama.

  • Mathew Molk

    What do you think?

    Being a business man means making deals…And deals called “International Agreements” and ‘Treaties” are all there is in foreign policy. Any business man is a FAR. FAR better choice for setting foreign policy then all the self serving politicians in the world.

    Did not Putin already say the world will be a safer place on Jan 20th?

    • RobDJ

      You bet!

    • Irene Mills

      I TOTALLY agree! We should be greatly relieved that a BUSINESS man has been elected to run this country instead of the political thieves that have had only ONE priority, that is to LINE their own pockets!!

    • John

      Treaties? Are you kidding. Obama does not recognize treaties! Just look at what Obama did during his term — Obama has alienated a long time friend like Israel, the Philippines, etc. but he has made close relations with mostly muslim states (because he is muslim?) Close relations with Yemen, Egypt who is anti-American and most Islamic states. Obama has been the cause or was the impetus of ISIS that the Liberal media has refused to acknowledge!

    • John

      What treaties? Are you kidding. Obama does not recognize treaties! Just look at what Obama did during his term — Obama has alienated a long time friend like Israel, the Philippines, etc. but he has made close relations with mostly muslim states (because he is muslim?) Close relations with Yemen, Egypt who is anti-American and most Islamic states. Obama has been the cause or was the impetus of ISIS that the Liberal media has refused to acknowledge!

    • Ron Costlow

      I agree 100%, ANY man or woman who has “run a business”, has the ability & experience to “step in and run “our” government as the CEO, (President), than some, Harvard graduated, “So-called”
      Constitutional attorney. (Who has proven the Constitution does not mean anything to him, and he will “do what he wants”, by Violating & circumventing it through his “misguided & Illegal” use of his, “Executive Powers”. by (“Speaking out of both sides of his mouth”),

    • Alaska Woman

      Trump worships the God Profit with Greed.
      The average American is not part of that cult — they are the slaves.

    • Your opinion has a lot of mud to through to indicate it’s worth,I need a bunch more of positive feedback before it’s time to listen.

  • Grizz Mann

    A Maytag washer could have done a better job of cleaning up the swamp than Obama.

  • Obama did not mess up he has had this planned all along. He is the Islamic Terrorist it is every one else that is stupid he duped them all with out any problem what so ever

    • Dee

      That is spot on . Everytime someone says he miscalculated things it makes me sick . He is well aware of his moves and it is only to bring Our Country to its knees . This guy should be in charge of some comi country not Our United States of America . He has stratigically made all his moves to open us to terror and being over run . Trump can’t be sworn into office soon enough . He knows what obummer has diminished us to and is the Only one who can give us Hope .

    • Lilian Gilad

      I believe that this was all pre-planned, that he’d bring USA to her knees, that he’d give Iran what they want, try and destroy Israel, draw the world into WW111. I truly believe that Obama is a sleeper. He is the epitomy of evil. Donald Trump is a man of his word. He has assembled an excellent team and with God’s help he will succeed in putting the wrong doings of Obummer to rights.

    • Freda

      Agree

  • bagster53

    i’ve bin saying the same thing for years ralph , oboma is a terrorist, as for foreign policy , that’s simple, first video chat with putin and the guy in china and tell them i wil be sending you a proposel in a few days ,you look at it and give me your opinions , it’s time the worlds 3 super powers join forces to eliminate radicals of all kind, and start working for the good on the human race instead of greed and power

  • I new Obama was trouble the first time i saw him. Obama has done more harm than any other president in our history.

  • Bob

    There is an outside chance Trump can correct Obama’s many Blunders but first the Democrats have to get out of the denial box admit to the blunders so the Republicans can work for the American people. Remember Obama was a Rogue President and did what he wanted for his own ego and revenge against White People

    • Vicki

      Those weren’t “blunders” they were deliberate attacks on American sovereignty ordered by George Soros. Every move was calculated by George and executed by BO, who has never had one original idea of his own. Bo is nothing more than a willing puppet of Soros to effect the One World Order agenda. They were so close to finalizing the deal. Thank God for President Elect Trump. It was God’s plan. God is back in America.

  • ROBERT POWELL

    when a total idiot/marxist is given the free reign that o’bummer has had. it will be a very hard job to cover the shit that barrak o’bummer has spread over the whole world.i can not think of anybody other than trump that is capable of cleaning it up..and then only AFTER the fumigation of the whitehouse and the intel community.REMOVE THE TODIES AND YES-MEN FROM THE PICTURE, then kick axx.

    • I agree totally. Give the man free reign.

  • Irene Mills

    I TOTALLY agree that we should be relieved that we finally have a BUSINESS man that’s going to run this country instead of the political thieves that have had ONE priority, that is to line their own pockets with our taxes!

  • Irene Mills

    We finally have a BUSINESS man going to run the BUSINESS of our country instead of the political thieves that have had only ONE priority and that is to LINE their own pockets with OUR tax money!!

  • Loia

    I am referring back to your paragraphs 5 and 6.
    These two paragraphs perfectly illustrate the attempts at the take-down
    of this country!
    Where are the people who either do not understand or do not care about
    what has been happening in the US for the last 8 years? More than enough
    have just been asleep. Or they are mumbling and/or complaining about it
    but not even attempting to DO anything about it.
    This type of thing was apparent. Why do we have Congressmen representing us? Can’t you write a letter? Or send an e-mail?
    These people were elected to serve the “people” and to protect the
    country and the Constitution. When WE fail to put them on notice to
    what is being done, the WE are just as guilty as the Congress!
    WAKE UP!! Shape up. Keep Congress aware that YOU the VOTER are
    telling them to,! “PAY ATTENTION to what you are supposed to do!
    Forget about the LOBBYISTS and taking time off much of the time to
    raise funds! Your job is to protect the PEOPLE and the COUNTRY!!”

  • Ron Costlow

    YES, he can with the support of his Transition Team members & those Elected Officials I Office who took an OATH OF OFFICE, to “Uphold & Defend” the Constitution of the United States of AMERICAN, and quit the “petty personal in-house fighting”, and WORK TOGETHER, as Vice President “Biden” stated, “Grown up & act as ADULTS”, & represent “OUR” Country’s BEST interest….

  • Gary

    Ovum met is and has always been a Traitor
    Not a President in any way. He should have been impeached years ago. And for the Democrats to talk about impeaching Trump
    His first year in office just show how stupid
    The Democrat party has become under
    A want to be Dictator called Obama

  • and now the democrats/liberals are crying that they have lost hope! And what is it that those “people” were hoping for; hoping to destroy America and turn it into a communist country? Or perhaps to turn America over to the muslims as they continue their quest to take over the world?

  • Trump certainly can (and nust) “rescue” – but the results of those blunders can not be reversed, or even mitigated. Revolts fomented in the White House in Libya and Syria have left those once stable and functional states in ruins.

  • warren

    Not Blunders obama was doing as told by the NWO

  • ABBAsFernando

    We the People of America HOPE Trump succeed. Obama’s lies and TREASON has weakened America so much we are in danger of invasion at any time. Importing fighting age Muslim men while denying Christian Arabs are a sure sign of the Wooden Horse syndrome. The wooden horse scam is used at the city of Troy fooling the gullible into pulling the wooden horse into the city as a way to get past the city walls.

    Then there lies in the fact the Kenyan Muslim Spy calling itself Obama has stockpiled weapons and enough hollow point ammunition to shoot every America citizen five times each. For you liberals this means arms for all of the so-called “Arab refugees” Obama are importing.

  • Macman

    It is very sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.

  • Warren is right!!! The last 28 years of the Liberal Elite Establishment’s control of OUR Government has been with the agenda to meld the USA into the “One World Government”. The first time in 28 years the Voters have had a choice for President that was not selected by the Establishment and with the “information age” finally figured out why nothing changes and improved when they kept changing control of the White House and Congress – the Establishment and their Liberal RINO and DEM Puppets have been in control.

    11/8/16 Moderate and Conservative voters finally got a breathe of fresh air and our Allies and former Allies are encouraged that the USA was going to be in the hands of a Leader again. The days of the Bush Klan, Clinton Crime Family and MR and MR Barry Obama are over in little more than a week and restoring OUR Government to a Pro American Agenda is beginning. Let’s make America great again.

  • Lilian Gilad

    All of Obama’s dealings were pre-planned to bring USA to her knees, to give Iran what they want, to destroy Israel (something that could never happen) and to bring about WW111. Hussein Obama is a sleeper.

  • aschark

    Here’s something interesting that was in Pravda, THE Newspaper in Russia:
    Pravda in June 2009:

    https://toninobologny.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/the-russian-newspaper-pravda-english-edition-lamenting-americas-descent-into-marxism/

    Russians knew that in 2009, and we re-elected Obama 4 years later! Jonathan Gruber, the main architect of Obamacare, said it right: “American voters are stupid.” Well, Democrats and RINO’s, anyway.

  • Like President Trump had said, “what do you have to lose”. Eight years of obama’s dangerous “leadership” with crooked hillary wanting to merely continue with obama’s lack of policy America would have continued in the downward spiral to nothingness. If the republicans in congress can find the courage to back President Trump America may be able to survive the liberals.

  • Dee

    Obummer has known exactly what he’s been doing , and it’s frustrating when someone wants to give him a pass saying he didn’t know any better . Anyone with a brain can look around and see what a disaster the world is after his 2 terms , and his outright defiance to Isreal should be all the Proof anyone still misinformed should need . The Big picture of things since he’s been in power has emboldened All Enimies of the USA . He hates Us , and America !’

  • Marilyn

    Trump and Pence knows what a mess Obama has made of things not only in the USA but around the world with relations with other countries, allies and not. With God help he will fix it. We will once again be strong again, we will be great again.

  • LeeJai Cook

    January 8, 2017. LeeJai Cook, Roaring Springs, Texas USA. Obama is placed in the position of trying to obey three masters: the Muslim Brotherhood, the New World Order, and the American people. No wonder he bungles right and left. He simply cannot obey three masters whose instructions are often contradictory. Obama is a true Muslim, and as such has been taught to hate and revile Christians [and Jews]. Observe how few Christians Obama has permitted to enter the U.S. as refugees. Obama is guilty of high treason and should have been impeached and removed from office years ago. Elijah, our forthcoming World Ruler, has warned Obama that his days are numbered.

  • Chet

    First of All – Trump will “stop doing stupid things” – it won’t take much to prove that the new broom is sweeping clean.

  • BillF

    Yes, Trump can improve our foreign relations but it will take some time and the replacement of Barry’s incompetant political appointees. Some of these so called ambasadors could not find the country they would be dealing with on a world glabe.

  • Yea, trump, or most anyone with minimal grey matter between ears, can fix obama’s disastrous policies. The problem is he would need at least 4 to 6 terms in office.

  • Rosech

    Hey, Trump has already started mending America’s past offenses and insults. AND many countries’ leaders have already called called him, congratulated him and know there will be actual connections made all to the good of all countries. Trump didn’t waste time starting America back on track and to greatness. Thank you God for Trump.

  • Macman

    It is very very sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.

  • He has his work cutout for him. I wish him luck and am hoping for the best.

  • Elvina Brady

    I agree with all comments he will get it done and for the better.

  • Ralph Parsons

    Botched, blundered, bullshit! Politicians in D. C,. Have been hiding behind the ” M” word for 65 years-ever since Korea. “Mistake” is their favorite reason for every underhanded thing that they do!

  • warren

    These Treasonous actions were not blunders he was following orders from NWO (Bilderbergers) every step of the way. Hillary would have been the same NWO has been in control since they got away with clipping Jack.
    I have Hope that Donald can break their Grip on us but I do worry about his protection.

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  • Feb. 13, 2017. Roaring Springs, Texas USA. Elijah, our forthcoming World Ruler, has been protecting me for some time. There is a considerable price on my head. Elijah is now protecting both President Trump and V-P Pence. They will not be harmed. This means that Trump can step out boldly and fix the many problems that Obama left. And heaven knows there are many problems to fix.

  • 1PierreMontagne1

    Obama;’s Foreign Policy blunders???

    What a laugh – and I am laughing at the writer of this article.
    Just how In Denial about 8 years of Obama are Conservative journaaists?
    Obama did not make any foreign Policy Blunders. Listen to his Cairo Speech. Obama even appointed officials throughout the Federal Government who zealously enacted the so called blunders.
    Obama’s Blunders is a euphemism used by Conservatives who are still in denial as to what Obama was deliberately doing to America.