One of the worst of all time…definitely.
President Obama’s legacy appears to be forming and leftists might want to want to duck and cover.
It appears, at least to one Harvard Law professor who follows politics closely and who lays claim to possessing liberal leanings, Obama’s about to beat former president Jimmy Carter in one key area of White House leadership – and that’s not exactly a good thing.
Well first, remember how Carter bumbled and stumbled on the Iran hostage crisis, letting 5o-plus U.S. diplomats and citizens stay in the hands of terroristic Tehran students for 444 days while he tried to talk them out of captivity? And then, how incoming President Ronald Reagan, who had vowed during his campaign race to take harsh action against Iran for the hostage situation once he was seated in the White House, was scarcely done with his swearing-in ceremony when the rogue nation released the Americans?
That was Carter’s albatross of international dealings.
But according to this Harvard professor, Alan Dershowitz, Obama’s a far worse bungler on the foreign affairs front than Carter ever was.
“[History will paint Obama] as one of the worst foreign policy presidents ever,” he said, during an interview on Fox News reported by Real Clear Politics.
And there was more:
“He called me into the Oval Office before the inauguration. he said he wanted my support and he told me he would always have Israel’s back. I didn’t realize what he meant: that he would have Israel’s back so he could stab them in the back.”
Ouch. Pretty blunt, professor.
Dershowitz’s comments were in reference to Obama’s order to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to stand down and abstain from a Security Council vote to demand Israel stop building in settlement zones – an abstention that allowed the vote to pass 14-0. Obama could’ve used America’s power to veto.
Dershowitz, as Real Clear Politics noted, was not happy:
“What he did was so nasty, he pulled a bait and switch. He told the American public this is all about the settlements deep in the West Bank. And yet, he allowed he representative to the U.N. to abstain –which is really a vote for– a resolution that says the Jews can’t pray at the Western Wall, Jews can’t live in the Jewish Quarter [of Jerusalem] where they have lived for thousands of years.”
The outcome of Obama’s failure to veto?
“This will make peace much more difficult to achieve because the Palestinians will now say, ‘we can get a state through the U.N..'” Dershowitz added.
Obama legacy? WHAT legacy?
Source: Real Clear Politics