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Obama: My Foreign Policy Isn't 'Sexy,' but...

While also saying his foreign policy isn't "sexy," barack Obama compared himself to a singles hitter on the world stage during recent remarks in Manila, Philippines.

What's unclear is how that equals a plus given what some would say is a pretty weak batting average overseas. Obama, speaking of his efforts:

“And that may not always be sexy,” he continued. “That may not always attract a lot of attention, and it doesn’t make for good argument on Sunday morning shows. But it avoids errors. You hit singles; you hit doubles; every once in a while, we may be able to hit a home run. But we steadily advance the interests of the American people and our partnership with folks around the world.”

What Obama seems to be doing is claiming to be advancing things for the American people, as well as the people of the world, while, in fact, doing very little of anything at all.

From the Ukraine, to the Middle-east, it's difficult to find many fans of Obama's foreign policy among America's traditional allies these days.


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