Day 10: Obama’s Disastrous Judgment

How can Obama trust another world leader if he can’t trust his friends?

"Diplomacy consists largely of making personal judgments about other people and their character and intentions—precisely the sort of judgments Senator Barack Obama has repeatedly shown he is incapable of making," says David Freddoso, author of the new bestseller The Case Against Barack Obama.

Today we wrap up our series exploring Senator Obama’s position on three issues dominating today’s headlines—energy, education, and Eastern Europe—with his stance on Eastern Europe and foreign policy.

In the new bestseller, The Case Against Barack Obama, author David Freddoso examines Barack Obama’s judgment and how it would hold up if he were president. Citing examples from Obama’s recent past, Freddoso explores the question: By what criteria does a man choose his friends and associates and end up with the likes of Tony Rezko, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Bill Ayers? Why, asks Freddoso, would Obama align himself with (and actively support) the worst perpetrators of Chicago’s crooked machine politics? Why would he call an America-hating bigot his spiritual adviser and his mentor?

We all know that diplomacy—especially on the international stage—involves sophisticated judgments, and the ability to astutely judge the character of your foreign counterparts. And we have seen Obama stumble repeatedly on the campaign trail as he tries to put forth a coherent approach to foreign threats in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

As Russian aggression erupts in Eastern Europe, Freddoso asks: Is Barack Obama truly seasoned enough—and can we trust his judgment enough—to feel confident about his ability stand up to a hostile Russia set on retaking former Soviet republics?

Americans need a leader who has judgment and experience we can trust. For his bad judgment and painful lack of experience, Barack Obama receives an "F."


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