"Reset" Fail: Russian Approval of U.S. Leadership at Record Low 1%
In this week's Liberty Update commentary "Captain America, Barack Obama and Surrender of U.S. Internet Authority" we highlight the Obama Administration's uninterrupted pattern of foreign policy failure to illustrate one reason its plan to surrender oversight of the open Internet to the "international community" is a toxic idea.
Perhaps nothing better represents Obama's record of failure better than Russia, where he and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bungled their infamous "Reset" attempt. For all of its efforts to placate Vladimir Putin to the detriment of U.S. allies like Poland and Ukraine, a new Gallup survey shows that Russians' approval of U.S. leadership has fallen to a record low of 1%:
Just 1% of Russians approved of U.S. leadership in 2015 - the worst rating in the…[more]
President Obama is heading to Cuba in two weeks, eager to unveil more travel and trade concessions to the country's Communist regime. But is he too eager to befriend Fidel and Raul Castro, no matter the price? Members of Congress fear the president will cave to Cuba's demand to hand over the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, introduced a bill on Thursday to bar such a giveaway.
Of course, Royce's bill is likely to face a presidential veto. As a practical matter, the surest way to prevent the president from surrendering Guantanamo is to…