Tags: Climate Change | Exclusive Interviews | Middle East | War on Terrorism | obama | diplomacy | Michael Rubin

Author Michael Rubin: Obama Can't Grasp Foreign Policy Failures

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 05:12 PM

President Barack Obama is clueless about the damage his foreign policy has done to world opinion of the United States, author Michael Rubin says.

"Let me just hope that his destruction of American prestige isn't willful. Let's hope that it's based in naivety," Rubin, who has just written a new book, "Dancing With the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes."told "the Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Regardless, the end effect is the same. He simply doesn't understand the damage he's doing, the importance of allies, how to deal with the adversaries.

"When it comes to simplistic statements, like it never hurts to talk, he may think of himself as [Ronald] Reagan, who sat down with [Mikhail] Gorbachev to negotiate the end of the Cold War, but he doesn't understand the years of preparation that Reagan had building up forces in order to negotiate from a position of strength."

Story continues below video.



Rubin, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a Middle East expert, says he was alarmed by Secretary of State John Kerry's comments on Sunday that climate change represents the biggest challenge “of our generation.”

"It's just symptomatic of how much this administration doesn't understand terrorism," Rubin said.

"John Kerry . . . continues to see terrorism as rooted in grievance, with the implication then that if you address the grievance, appease the terrorists, it goes away. He doesn't understand it's about ideology."


See the “Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.                               



© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Tony Shaffer to Newsmax: Believe it - Bergdahl Will Be Charged

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 19:03 PM

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who made the disputed claim that terror-swap soldier Bowe Bergdahl will be char . . .

Judicial Watch's Farrell: We'll Get to Bottom of Bergdahl Swap

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 18:42 PM

Judicial Watch is suing the Defense Department to determine the truth behind Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's claim that  . . .

Biblical Scholar: Christianity, Islam, Similar on Anti-Christ

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 18:19 PM

Belief in the anti-Christ is very real in the doctrines of today's Christian and Islamic societies, according to Dr. Mic . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved