The Obama administration’s foreign policy will be known for propping up Iran and Cuba, two of the most oppressive regimes in the world.

Heritage expert Mike Gonzalez explains how deals with these countries allow state-sponsored terrorism and violence to continue:

The [Iranian] regime may soon reap $300 billion to $400 billion in sanctions relief from the Vienna nuclear deal which is the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. Tehran will likely use much of that money to support such proxy groups as Hezbollah, Hamas and a Syrian regime that has massacred over 320,000 of its own people in four years. Cuba’s human rights violations get even less attention.

Do you think America’s foreign policy is on the right track?

Comments (74)

Frances Ann Walker - August 14, 2015

No, I do not think that our country’s foreign policy is on the right track! Obama HAS no foreign policy, and is “leading” from behind.

George - August 14, 2015

My heart breaks for our country. We are being numbed by our educators, press and deteriorating values

Ed - August 14, 2015

Obama does not have “the right stuff,” which is now apparent to the whole world. For reasons known only go God, he is trying to rectify a few real, but mostly imagined non-mal-feasance on the part of prior–prior–US Administrations. That never works but does engender animosities which will linger long after his term of office. Thanks, thanks a lot. My grandchildren and great grandchildren will curse your name.

Klaus Meyer - August 14, 2015

We are neither on the right track for domestic nor foreign policy. The castle of Heidelberg has a story to tell what happens when people drop their guards and think that they are safe.

Patricia - August 14, 2015

Current American policy is not the one I was raised to believe was the American position in the increasingly fragmented world.

Chan Bailey - August 14, 2015

America’s foreign policy has not been on the right track for some time,but the last 6 years have been the worst. Our current president has no sense of what it takes to keep us safe at home, much less in foreign countries. Decisions like these are only going to place Americans at risk at home, in addition to the rest of the world.

David Belden - August 14, 2015

I’ve never been more worried in my life about our foreign policy & the downsizing of our military.

Scott - August 14, 2015

Sadly, NO!

marvin webster - August 14, 2015

wr are in serious trouble with the policies of this admin and the lack of leadership from the GOP

SammysDad - August 14, 2015

Anyone who would think or support the track we are on now in regards to foreign policy has not been reading or listening to anything this administration has been doing for the last 6+ years. A policy of appeasement, inept childish negotiating, severely diminishing the strength and technical power of our military, bowing to and cajoling our enemies, and giving billions of dollars to people who hate us is, in my humble opinion, disastrous for our nation and the world. Any continuation of these incredibly traitorous policies will wrought irreversible harm to America.

Dean Urmston - August 14, 2015

Our foreign policy under Obama & Hillary jumped the track almost 8 years ago.

Trudy Martin - August 14, 2015

America’s foreign policy is way off track

Donald Cox - August 14, 2015

I absolutely do not think America’s foreign policy is on track and has not been for the last eight and one half years. The Obama administration foreign policy is a disaster for America and the world.

Mike Bryant - August 14, 2015

We have reached the bottom of the barrel.
In the last 6 years the world has moved to
a boiling point . We are at a similar point in
time as the start of world war 2.
The left has moved this country and the rest of the world to brink of destruction !!!!

Jo Humber - August 14, 2015

We are definitely NOT on the right track. We are punishing our friends and rewarding our enemies. Our country is in serious jeopardy.

Dan Pitsos - August 14, 2015

The Obama administration is pushing the wrong buttons. Dead Wrong! Congress is on vacation? The Republican Party has been on a vacation since they have controlled both the Senate and the House. The “People” have spoken-no one listens!

Clair Williams - August 14, 2015

I think this is a deplorable ‘deal’ and hope that the Congress has the intestinal fortitude to override a veto. This is NOT in our interest or the rest of the world’s either

stephen palmer - August 14, 2015

Why would anyone or any group want to give 3 to 4 billion dollars to a regime who’s sole purpose is to bring down America. I guess I can answer that question myself. On American soil there are people who want to turn our country into a socialist state solely dependent on big government, and a good way to do that is to align themselves with terrorist countries for support. This one move will turn the middle east into a tinder box with everyone over there trying to get nuclear devices to protect themselves and align with Iran. A very sorry mess….

Richard Robinson - August 14, 2015

We have not been strong enough to recognize that Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion. We must stand against the violence of ISIS, by killing its operatives forthrightly, without apology.

Jerry Metcalf - August 14, 2015


Stan Kern - August 14, 2015

In my opinion, the reason Donald Trump is on a successful path is because he recognizes the necessity for our country to make decisions that are in our country’s best interests and follow through with those decisions.

I do not wish to insult anyone’s religion or beliefs, but from fact, the U.S. claims to be a nation “under God”, but it will be impossible for our nation to survive and strive for unity with conflicting religious Western and Eastern ideologies. Our nation cannot be managed by those who adhere to leadership that has vowed to destroy Israel. Our nation will become what it thinks and tolerates, but should it do so at the cost of its heritage? — And will it remain the same nation with the same principles? In my view, that is basic the problem/conflict we are now facing. Again, in my view, as in the view of the Heritage Foundation, we are losing the battle. I’ll go so far as to say, “Yes, we allow religious freedom to a point, but our Constitution must also stand for, and defend, the God that founded the nation — the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This is the same God who is documented as commanding that we worship/serve no other gods.” It is fact that our nation would not have existed without such belief — and it will not exist, without it.
Our adversaries, today, know this or they would support the same God.

Martha Perry - August 14, 2015

America’s foreign policy is on a extremely dangerous and destructive track.

James E Bailey - August 14, 2015

Does a skunk stink?

Wayne B. Shepherd - August 14, 2015

Obama has become an ally of oppressive governments, and a enemy of democracy.

Mike Kayes - August 14, 2015

Obama,I refuse to call him president, make friends with our enemies,distance the U.S. From our true friends.

Dwain Alexander - August 14, 2015

Absolutely NOT!!

Bill Coates - August 14, 2015

The record indicates that the State Department has for many years believed that America is the problem, and socialism is the answer. They also favor a globalist form of government-by-elites, managing a relatively uneducated populace and planning all things in accordance with U.N. Agenda 21 principles. Private enterprise and the Christian religion do not fit into this scheme, neither does private firearms possession. Those presume the existence of a higher moral order than that devised by man, and globalists cannot tolerate that idea. The State Department must be purged and reduced in size and power.

Dennis - August 14, 2015


Aline Leo - August 14, 2015

Kissing up to the enemy is always a bad deal. Pres. Obama’s main interest in striking deals with Iran and Cuba is to somehow promote his “legacy” before he leaves office. Unfortunately, the regimes he is dealing with have their own agenda which has very little to do with having a peaceful world. When will Pres. Obama get the message that Iran and Cuba are “using” him to get what they want…….regardless of how it effects the rest of the world, and the US in particular.
Aline Leo

Bob Erickson - August 14, 2015

Impeach the president. He doesn’t love the USA but obviously is trying to everything in his power to ruin it.
Has he ever read the US consitutuion? I doubt it. He is a fraud.

Fredrick Yerrick - August 14, 2015

No it is not. An Organizer has to define his o jetties before hi can effectively lead!

Barbara Cooper - August 14, 2015

These actions are absolute insanity. Our “leaders” are leading us into war.

Harry clark - August 14, 2015

I spent 3 years in the merchant marines, I had a world wide business for 33 year’s, and the politicians due not have a clue how they think, they go in the front door the dictator tells them what the politicians want to hear, as soon as the politicians leave the dictator will ad pleases.

Isaac Ocansey - August 14, 2015

American foreign policy has partially dwindle by allowing the empowerment of radical Islam and offering of secrete relief to sanctions country, because those countries have likable deeds to make ends meet. America and other nations who harbor or verify these justification of sanctions face a choice between sanctions and engagement, which may or may not effect an isolated country because of that’s country’s and America pertaining status quo. These sanctions exploit the needs of an isolated country to access the global financial market with impunity and rage and they append to cheating or violation of these course of action. Hence, our present administration have not a concise parameter justification of sanctions, which had lead to a fall in engagements, thus, the recent nuclear deal, which does not put America first.

Lois Funderburk - August 14, 2015

I firmly oppose the Iran deal and encourage our congressmen to vote NO!!! I ask Pres Obama if his legacy is worth selling his country down the river? Please think about your children and grandchildren!! How much damage can they do with the billions of dollars at stake.

e j gouvier - August 14, 2015

The IRAN Deal? If we should turn our back on Israel, would be turning our back on God. The consequences I fear will be of Biblical proportions. And for this we are asked to accept the deal to help preserve the legacy of BH Obama?
Not Hardly
In the words of A Lincoln, he and many other so called national leaders of both political stripes are “unfit to tote guts to a bear.”

Karen - August 14, 2015

No it is not on the right track!

Thomas Dean - August 14, 2015

Deeper into despair because of obama’s anti US policies. They must be challenged and reversed.

David Caraballo Sr - August 14, 2015

I currently believe that WE (USA) are in right direction with our policies negotiating with Cuba. It’s been 50 + yrs since we have dealt with this country and all we have managed to do with our embargo is have the people of Cuba suffer. I think the time has come especially after the fall of Russia that we deal with Cuba and help them become a democratic country. I do not agree nor believe we’re in the right track with Iran. This deal WE are trying to pass with this country is a Bad one and I believe that they will default on all promises and become a much more dangerous foe in the process and future.

Edna Schaaf - August 14, 2015

Iran has stood up against our government
And Kerry let them have everything they
Wanted! This is a bad deal and congress
has got to stop it!!!!!

Richard A. Davis - August 14, 2015

These are definitely the worst deals possible.

Ruby Zwijack - August 14, 2015

Iran and Cuban deals are pure poison to our country and the world.
What can we expect next?Undocumented,illegal Cubans .We are loosing the ability to protect our borders and the United States Citzens!

Scarlett Anderson - August 14, 2015

No I do not think America’s foreign policy is on the right track. Iran hates the U.S. and Israel and would annihilate us the first chance they had.

Phyllis Ulrich - August 14, 2015

No our foreign policy is not on the right track.

Ernest Plath - August 14, 2015

Not just no but ….No!

Ted Mille - August 14, 2015

The price of gas and oil will go down when Iran floods the market. So will the stock market. And in 8 to 10 years, a world war will break out in the Mid-East when Iran launches a nuke at Israel. By selling out the world with an incredibly stupid deal, Obama and Kerry will have the blood of millions of people on their hands.

Paolo Masetti - August 14, 2015

To deny the Holocaust like the Iranians do is a crime.
This deal rewards a regime that now can show its people that its policies and economy work.
There is smaller and smaller difference between Obama and Hitler.

Evelyn Wiegert - August 14, 2015

1. Giving huge amounts of money (which we do not have) to fund violent terrorism. 2. Leaving our citizens in their jails to be disposed of. 3. The Administration’s display of ignorance for the world to see. 4. The obvious lack of concern for Americans and the safety of our country.

Duane Bishop - August 14, 2015

The Obama administration – from day one – has been headed in the exact opposite direction this country needs to progress.

Kenneth Putman - August 14, 2015

American foreign policy, let me make that President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster that is getting worse by the minute. The deal with Iran and officially recognizing the totally socialistic regime of Cuba are just the latest examples. The former will at best only add funds with which Iran can support global terrorism and work to destroy Israel. At worst it will lead very quickly to Iran and the terrorists they support having nuclear weapons. The latter justs give the impression of more legitimacy to the suppressive Cuban dictatorship.

Terry Trammell - August 15, 2015

I am not sure why Obama is still holding the office of President. He personally has committed acts of treason against America and its citizens. How long will the “powers that be” allow this to go on? He is creating racial disturbances, ignoring our Constitution, ignoring our allies, messing up our military, and spending our money on lavish vacations. He is spending our money foolishly and allowing jihadists camps on our soil. When he leaves office we will still be giving him a salary, which he does not deserve when we should be sentencing him to death by firing squad. Is everyone in Washington crooked?

Yvonne & Dean Hall - August 15, 2015

The U.S. is on the wrong path with all the issues you have mentioned. Iran and Cuba deal puts us in a dangerous position.

greg roessner - August 15, 2015

Our enemies no longer fear us;our allies no longer trust us.To quote Reagan: “Trust but verify.”

Kenneth Jones - August 15, 2015

On the Iran and Cuba positions: I have never understood why people in political power with socialist ideas tend to appease and give up our position of strength. History is filled with the bloody consequences of that type of thinking. The democrats with whom are the main ones with this type of thinking are so narcissistic they actually believe it will be different with them. “Peace through strength” and a sober understanding of our enemies is what we need in those with leadership. May God help us with discernment and action towards that end!

Richard P Fay - August 15, 2015

America’s foreign policy is a shambles and it seems very clear to me that this administration is so inept that dealing with any issue; it’ll lucky if we survive the next few years as country. With all the threats we’ve getting from the middle east, Russia and China…why hasn’t the alarm bells be going off in the main stream media.
Next all the deals that the US is doing undermines our economy not too mention giving away the store (cash) to seal the deals. A sad, truly sad state of affairs for us citizens.

gordon miller - August 15, 2015

Are you kidding? What can one say when our president is a traitor and an enemy of our country. What direction do you expect our country to take?

GRACE E. PRATTI - August 15, 2015



WilliamJ. Parker - August 15, 2015

Hell no!

Henry C. Holder - August 15, 2015

No, it is all for Obama with few benefits for America.

Beverly Ratajak - August 15, 2015

We are assisting our enemies and alienating our allies — this is great foreign policy.

Robert Davis - August 15, 2015

Our foreign policy has been on the wrong track since the democrats took power.

Lillian - August 15, 2015

I think if things do not change b4 next year we will no longer have a free world. Terrorists are already in Israel and America. College students are yelling evil words re Israel. He who curses Israel will be cursed. He who blesses Israel will be blessed. The opposite is happening.

Glenn Sheridan - August 15, 2015

Foreign policy on right track? Hell no! Do we have one?

Mary - August 15, 2015

Mr Oboma should be impeached for his lawlessness. Congress is a lame duck. Mrs Clinton & Her Cronies should be run out of politics on a rail. The Mayor & Governor of Washington should get sacked for their poor handling of the criminals ransacking the town. me Sharpton should be in prison. I can’t stomach these people any more.

tina - August 16, 2015

Foreign relations are real tricky. There are friends and then there are foes. Our national reps should first understand which are which, clearly. We can not be friendly with foes but should take a firm stand to let them understand where we stand and take precautions/actions to back it up.
Friends dont take as much trouble but we should cultivate relationship to strengthen the friend ship.

Ruth Leibbrand - August 16, 2015

America’s foreign policy is a total disaster on all fronts. Other countries do not trust us or respect us and we have allowed ISIS start up and grow into a real force. Our Iran deal is another disaster

Retta - August 16, 2015

No, our government’s foreign decisions are totally wrong and will damage the U.S. and Israel.

Gerald Dominick - August 16, 2015

How could anyone in their right mind think that America’s foreign policy is on the right track with the like of the Iran Nuclear Treaty, the normalization with Cuba, and the likes by our so-called “president.”

Victress Jenkins - August 16, 2015

Not with three items: betrayal of many of the Cuban people and their families who suffer and then there’s 4 Americans whose freedom was not secured before the treaty was nearly settled[not knowing what our US Senate will do] Our Arm forces are not prepared for the problems lurking in the Eastern European neighborhood.

Alan Priven - August 17, 2015

Our foreign policy is anathema for our country and probably for the other developed nations around the world.

Tom Funicello - August 19, 2015

This is a trick question, right. Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like a genius! !! It’s not rocket science, help our friends, destroy our enemies.

anne brown - August 22, 2015

Far from it !!

Marc G Forest - August 25, 2015

American Foreign Policies are at their ultimate bottom these days.The World considers our nation unworthy of their trust, the loud voices of the Left have wrecked the equilibrium in the Middle East and Asia, promoted rogue nations and encouraged disorders of greatest proportions. The so-called Millenium generation is drifting into oblivion while sucking all of this nation’s financial resources. The top does not have a sense of right and wrong, let’s hope they too reach oblivion soon.

Diane S Woodard - August 27, 2015

We are horrorfied at the works and destruction of America by “our commander in chief”. and the incompetant democratic people following the Pied Piper, rushing like lemmings to our destruction (the sea).

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