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Now questions are growing over the evolution of these so called Obama doctrine and what it means for our nation's status is a global superpower.
President Obama speaking on the world stage yesterday once again signaling a shift in his foreign policy strategy.
And raising this question is American giving too much power to the United Nations.
Ambassador John Bolton is a former US ambassador to the UN senior fellow at the American enterprise institute and a Fox News contributor.
We talk about the Obama doctrine can you define it.
Now and what's worse neither can -- I think it's a very confused series of priorities that are shifting all the time but I do think there's a key point here.
In Obama's assessment of the US role in the world.
Up until his administration every president believe that America was -- benign influence that our strength led to.
What measure of peace and security and stability there is in the world and -- American flexibility in our series of alliances around the world contributed to that.
I don't think Obama really believes in American strength is positive I think he thinks that are very.
A strong presence in the world actually causes some of the problems and then -- withdrawn less powerful America.
Will mean a more peaceful world and more influence for the United Nations.
I think that's like looking through the wrong end of the telescope but that's what I think he believes.
New York Times took a look at the foreign policy achievements.
Of the Obama administration.
Yesterday and noted some of the contradictions the fact that the president.
Surged forces into Afghanistan and then pulled back went into Libya sort of briefly.
Then pulled back.
Took a look at the -- at the Syrian situation and was originally going to launch cruise missiles and then pulled back.
What does this say to friends and adversaries.
Rival one could go on the list could be a lot longer on housing American Egypt for example in a thirty day period two and a half years ago the White House had four separate positions on shouldn't.
And Mubarak stay or should -- go and what that flip flopping that indecisiveness.
Says to both friends and adversaries alike is that the United States is not a steadfast resolute trustworthy partner.
And that when the United States says something you can't guarantee and in instead you have Obama.
Chasing around looking for negotiations with North Korea with Iran with others.
And people wonder exactly what we think our own national interest this.
And what to the Iranians think here's what the -- New York Post put on its cover today Persian mug.
Suggesting that the new Iranian President had three opportunities to meet hours yesterday.
And snub him each time yeah well I they're probably a number reasons for that but I think at least one is he was showing it's Obama who's -- Who's the one who wants the meeting.
And he doesn't have time -- so the great Satan the great superpower can't even get the handshake that Obama said he wanted in his 2009.
Inaugural address right because he campaigned on the fact that that we should sit down with the Iran in that we should talk to them and and that everything would be much better.
The only thing that surprises me is that it's taken Iran -- and a half years to to to agree to sit down because that these negotiations will only benefit Iran.
It will drag things out and buy them more time for their nuclear weapons program.
And it will undoubtedly lead to the easing of sanctions or this president has said that it will not happen on his watch that Iran will not develop the bomb while he's in office.
-- the worst part of that is that many Americans don't believe that he's serious about that the Israelis don't -- be serious about it worst of all the -- -- don't believe it either and according to the latest.
New York Times CBS -- 49% of Americans.
Do not like the foreign policy direction of -- ministry it's just surprising to me that figures not a lot hire people paid attention to it it would than it is up ten points in the last month or so.
Ambassador -- from thank you thank you.
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