Sunday, April 27, 2014

That Had to Be Humiliating

After coming into office assuming that being the anti-Bush and bringer of hope and change would magically change the foreign policy landscape, this had to be humiliating for our president to say:

Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye presented a united front against North Korea at a joint news conference following their summit on Friday, warning that they would respond firmly to any "provocations" by Pyongyang which routinely threatens the United States and South Korea with destruction.

"We don't use our military might to impose these things on others, but we will not hesitate to use our military might to defend our allies and our way of life," Obama told cheering U.S. forces at the Yongsan garrison on a sunny spring morning.

Wow. After thinking the world would swoon over him as much as a 2008 college dorm pizza party, and after getting a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George W. Bush, having to rely on our military power to back his words had to hurt President Obama a lot.