In the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Fouad Ajami published a devastating analysis of Obama’s foreign policy.
Ajami focuses on Obama’s reflexive radical leftist ideology that posits a phantom American colonialism and neo-colonialism as the original sins for which we must atone.
In his encounters with the foreign world, Mr. Obama gave voice to a steady and unsettling expression of penance. We had made our own poor bed in distant lands, Mr. Obama believed. We had been aggressive and imperial in the wars we waged, and in our steady insistence that our way held out the promise for other nations. In that narrative of American guilt, the Islamic world was of central importance. It was in that vast, tormented world that Mr. Obama sought to make his mark, it was there he believed we had been particularly egregious.
Read the entire article.
This is all well and true.
But my wife Karen, a Ph.D., psychologist with a finely tuned antenna for human behavior has, I believe, an equally trenchant critique of Obama’s political-psychological motivation. [Read more…] about Obama and the Bad Father: A Psychological Profile