Just this past Friday NBC’s Chuck Todd made an appearance on MSNBC with Jose Diaz-Balart where they discussed the Obama administration’s Foreign Policy strategy… or better… the lack of a Foreign Policy strategy. Todd told Diaz-Balart that the Obama administration was shockingly without a strategy when it came to the goings-on overseas.
Well, journalist Bob Woodward – of Watergate Fame – continued that theme this Sunday on Fox News with Chris Wallace. Woodward was focusing primarily on the current conflict with ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but his terminology was strikingly similar; specifically he says, “there is NO strategy.”
If you talk to people in the White House and the military, I think there is agreement that John McCain is right and Gen. Flynn is right: there is no strategy. They have not sat down and said ‘this is where we want to go and this is how we want to do it.’ And the measure of that, as we get in the weeds here…
People in the White House are micromanaging the tactical situation on a daily and weekly basis. That is not their job. They have to do strategic planning, and say what do we want to accomplish in the next year.
If the Obama administration so obviously lacks any kind of strategy in such important foreign affair issues, the real question is why isn’t the media constantly pressuring the administration to come up with a strategy? Two of the most important voices in the news have castigated the White House for not having a strategy, and it barely makes a blip in the daily news cycle? That’s a problem. This is the kind of issue that could cripple any other administration, yet somehow… the Obama administration walks away scot-free. It’s insanity.