His foreign policy is incredibly weak. He has in every possible instance shown a lack of respect towards our allies and capitulated to enemies. He allowed the removal of the missile defense system from poland designed to protect our allies without obtaining any concessions from the Russians.
He stood in support of Mubarek's removal. Mubarek was clearly a dictator, but at least a stabilizing force who was cooperative with the US and Israel. Yet a blind man could see the power vacuum would be filled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a far worse solution. The same could be said in Libya.
When the college students marched in Iran for freedom with signs pleading for American support, he remained totally silent while they were gunned down in the streets. Yet when President Zelaya in Honduras refused to relinquish power and attempted to circumvent the other branches of Gov't, he was ordered to be arrested and removed from the country by their supreme court. Obama spoke out on behalf of Zelaya.
Our strongest allies in the middle east region have been for decades the Israeli gov't. Yet Obama will barely give their prime minister the time of day while they are surrounded by nations whose stated goal is their total destruction.
In 4 years he has yet to negotiate one new trade agreement with the Chinese, while they in return routinely violate intellectual property rights.
The situation in the middle east is one that has never been an easy problem to solve. There are frankly no good solutions. As a result of our unwillingness to utilize the full scope of our own energy resources, we are for decades beholdent to the radical govt's of that region. Yet the only strategy that has ever worked has been that of containment. This has historically only worked through projecting stength in that region, not weakness. Obama has turned into the US version of Neville Chamberlain.
For those of us who are old enough to remember the Carter Administration, this is amazingly similar to that time period. Men like Mubarek simpy replace the Shah of Iran. There are countless other examples, these are just a few. The lack of a coherent Middle East policy now likely means that a confrontation between Israel and Iran is probably inevitable. Which means the US will get dragged into an even larger scale conflict or watch one of our longest running allies annihilated