On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist George Will offered his analysis of where President Barack Obama has gone wrong with foreign policy. New York Times columnist David Brooks had called it a manhood problem on Sunday, but Will disagreed.
“Perception matters a lot,” Will said. “Some of our adversaries have decided the president has been true to his word. The president hasn’t been stealthy about this. He said I’m withdrawing from Iraq and withdrawing from Afghanistan. I’m cutting the defense budget. I’m going in for nation-building at home. And then he turns around and says we’re trying to help Putin stabilize the situation in the Crimea. Putin is spending every waking hour on destabilization and he is, as dictators often are, admirably candid about his objectives. This is a mismatch. It is not a manhood problem. It is just one man is tough and the other man doesn’t want to wield the power of the United States.”
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