October 11, 2012
When President Obama took office in 2009, he set the tone for his conciliatory foreign policy when he told hostile regimes, “we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
This policy projected weakness rather than leadership to our enemies in the Middle East and elsewhere, and had led to what the President refers to as “bumps in the road.”
The Heritage Foundation’s Morgan Roach explains, “These ‘bumps’ (failures, in reality) are the result of a policy based on profound naiveté and shortsightedness.”
Below is a new Heritage infographic charting the timeline of policy failures since President Obama took office.
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