Royal Botch Job

President Obama, just back from his meaningless and expensive sightseeing trip to Africa, has botched American foreign policy pretty royally, don’t you think?

Egypt: After his Cairo speech, his desertion of Mubarak, and his support of Morsi, where are we? Chaos and a military coup.

Syria: For all his talk about a “red line” over use of chemical weapons, the slaughter continues, and the president appears to be getting dragged into military involvement. Why?

Libya: After “leading from behind” to oust Gadhafi, we got Benghazi. Nuff said.

Russia: After hitting the “reset” button, we got contempt from Putin, who is apparently shielding Snowden.

North Korea: No bombs have been dropped yet. I guess the president must get some of the credit….

Iran: Continuing on to nuclear-power status.

Help me here. Are there any successes? Has our foreign policy ever been more amateurish?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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