Great Googly Moogly: Obama’s New Foreign Policy Doctrine Is “Strategic Patience”

by William Teach | February 7, 2015 6:38 am

This is apparently a real thing (via Twitchy[1])

(Foreign Policy[2])  Critics of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy have for years assailed his administration for responding too slowly to crises ranging from Syria to Russia. In a far-reaching blueprint released Friday that outlines the administration’s worldview, the White House insisted the United States is leading the global effort to confront challenges in a deliberate manner described as “strategic patience.”

The National Security Strategy, required by U.S. law, is intended to set the direction for the administration and communicate American intent to lawmakers, the public, and the world. It is Obama’s second such strategy, and likely last, before he leaves office in early 2017.

It aims to rebut criticism that he has consistently waited too long to respond to challenges like the rise of the Islamic State and Moscow’s military aggression in Ukraine, allowing the problems to worsen while his administration debated ways to act. And it represents a defiant defense of Obama’s leadership.

[email protected][3]: We have a name for our incoherent foreign policy

We like to call it "strategic patience" or something[4]

— Jean R. Ewing (@GenNerd) February 6, 2015[5]

We are moving toward #StrategicPatience[6] and away from #InterpretiveDance[7] the current theme of the Obama Administration's foreign policy.

— Sen. Frank Niceley (@SenFrankNiceley) February 7, 2015[8]

I really had thought we’d hit rock bottom with the Obama foreign policy makeup, kinda like a band that used to play in sold out stadiums reduced to playing seedy dive bars. Apparently, the band has now been reduced to playing midnight fraternity parties.

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