Burns Offers Nuanced Perspective On Slew of Crises Facing Obama

A lengthy and helpful take by Nicholas Burns on the challenges facing Obama and the US from abroad:

A growing chorus of critics has called President Obama’s foreign policy “besieged and befuddled,” as The Post’s Fred Hiatt recently put it, but Burns offers a more even-handed, nuanced assessment of Obama’s response to a litany of security crises around the world — an assessment befitting the complexity of the problems the U.S. faces.

The former ambassador said that among these problems, sectarian violence in Iraq is foremost on his mind. Burns said he generally gives Obama high marks on foreign policy, but suggested the president’s legacy on Iraq will be mixed.

http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10683:burns-offers-nuanced-perspective-on-slew-of-crises-facing-obama&catid=1521&Itemid=428

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