Carter: Obama's Foreign Policy Accomplishments 'Have Been Minimal'
We're hearing new criticism of President Obama's foreign policy from a very unexpected source.
Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter recently said that Obama’s foreign policy accomplishments “have been minimal" on the world stage.
“I can’t think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than we did when he took over,” he said at a recent Aspen Institute forum.
He went on to say that "the historical trend is for the United States to relinquish its unquestioned domination of the world's politics and economy and cultural influence."
Carter said it's an "inevitability" for countries like Russia, China, Brazil and India to increase their influence, adding that he doesn't "blame" Obama for what is occurring.
He also praised John Kerry as "a very courageous, innovative, and dynamic secretary of state."
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters reacted this morning, saying that Obama has “far surpassed” Carter’s reputation of being “the worst foreign policy president in modern times.”
Peters explained that Carter “wised up” over the course of his presidency, while Obama “appears to have learned nothing” and continues to follow an ideological course.
“Had President Obama just been an average president or even a little below average, it could have been a great thing for this country, a unifying force," Peters said. "Instead, we’re so divided on so many issues – from foreign policy to race relations – that this failed presidency is going to cost us for decades to come."