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Updated on August 23, 2014

What exactly is it?

By Emmanuel Bandoh: THE OBAMA DOCTRINE.

The Obama doctrine is to seek good relations with all nations, and to prevent conflicts that can lead to war.
The extension of it is to utilize the U.N.O. to resolve grievances in a manner that will lead to peace around the world. That is the underlying factor of the Obama foreign policy; a quintessential U.S. dogma; and that is conversant with the U.N.O. charter.

However, the same world has ambitious leaders, who are advocating their own agendas or doctrines, sometimes through military force, as the annexation of the Crimea by Russia, which is part of the Ukraine, a sovereign and independent state.

Obama's critics maintain that the U.S. is losing its influence on the world stage, and the cause of that is Obama's weak foreign policy.

How stupid can they be? If you want peace and the other person wants war, what can you do to stop him or her?

They also say that the U.S. is losing the respect of world leaders; but they forget to acknowledge that the two complaints are one and the same.

Nobody ever created a leadership role for the U.S., and throughout the years all governments have followed the way of peace, until a crisis occurs and then it (U.S.) will take up the mantle to find a way to defuse it. No other country can do that; and that is the leadership shown by all presidents.

In Obama's case, the Republican Party has hounded him down ever since he took office. They have opposed almost every idea that he has proposed for his domestic and economic policies; but the silly thing that shouldn't escape them should be the lack of respect that they themselves have shown to him.

Others would copy their example and become disrespectful to the leader of the Western world.

So, who should be blamed for the U.S. to "eat crow"?

They (Republicans) should be looking at themselves in the mirror to realize the culprit.



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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Libya was hardly a threat to the US. Somalia can't get out of its' own way. Just because a group "Wants" to harm the US doesn't mean they will ever be in a position to do so.

      Based on your logic I trust that you favor sealing our southern border, yes? Those folks threaten us imminently. Are you OK with bombing them?

      If Somalia bombed Ferguson Missouri would you be OK with that?

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      owurakwasip 3 years ago

      People react differently to circumstances; and they have the liberty to do so; however, turning that into accusations was crazy. The Obama administration didn't bomb those places without good reason(s) There were militant groups in those countries wanting to do harm to the U.S.

      The government had to take action to stop the threats coming from its enemies.

      Nobel Peace Prize wouldn't and shouldn't stop anyone, Democrat or Republican, from defending himself or herself.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      The Obama administration has bombed Afghanistan , Pakistan, Libya, Yemen , Somalia, Iraq, and Syria.

      7 sovereign countries in less than 8 years.

      But he's a Democrat with a Nobel Peace Prize, so it's OK.