President Castroâ€™s failed attempt to pose an iconic image raising hands with President Obama was just the latest in a series of photos that have come to define this administrationâ€™s foreign policy legacy. Itâ€™s a legacy of disastrous attempts to appease dictators at the expense of alienating alliesâ€”and one that may be best summarized with photos
This morning, the Associated Press reported that the Obama administration will â€œlikelyâ€ fail to meet a congressionally mandated deadline requiring a judgment on whether ISIS is perpetrating a genocide. The State Department must also assess whether the Assad regime is guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Next week will mark a congressionally mandated deadline requiring the Obama administration to make a determination regarding whether ISIS and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are guilty of genocide or mass atrocities.
Itâ€™s been a tough start to 2016 for President Obama. Instead of legacy building, heâ€™s spending the year scrambling to salvage his failing foreign policy agenda. These first two months alone represent the culmination of eight years of alienating our allies and appeasing our enemies.