As Dr. Sanity tells us, the "best predictor of future behavior is past behavior." Perhaps that explains why Obama's foreign policy to date has been one huge folly after another. It seems that Obama's foreign policy instincts have always been 180 degrees wrong. The NYT, as part of its due dilligence on the candidacy of Obama (finally they get around to it post-election) has unearthed an article that Obama wrote while attending Columbia University. It is a paean to the anti-war agenda of campus radicals. At one point in the article, "Breaking the War Mentality," Obama comes out in favor of a nuclear freeze - a movement we now know was started by Soviet agents in Western Europe - and criticizes Reagan for pushing ahead with new weapons systems. Opined our future Dear Leader:
The Reagan administration's stalling at the Geneva ta1Iks on nuclear weapons has thus already caused severe tension and could ultimately bring about a dangerous rift between the United States and Western Europe. By being intransigent, Reagan is playing directly into the Russians' hands.
History has not been kind to Obama's views. I think it an utter certainty that three decades hence, history will be equally as unkind to the foreign policy decisions of Obama taken during his presidency. 2012 just can't come soon enough.
(Hat Tip: Fausta's Blog, NRO, The Anchoress)
6 July 2009: Foreign Policy Folly Take 3 - Honduras (Joining Castro & Chavez To Support A Would-Be Dictator)
5 July 2009: Foreign Policy Folly Take 2 - (Biden Channels Dean Acheson)
5 July 2009: Foreign Policy Folly (Standing Against Sanctions On Iran's Theocracy For Their Brutal Repression)