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NYT Pans West Point Address

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May 30, 2014

“President Obama and his aides heralded his commencement speech at the United States Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday as a big moment, when he would lay out his foreign policy vision for the remainder of his term and refute his critics,” The New York Times editorial board writes. “The address did not match the hype, was largely uninspiring, lacked strategic sweep and is unlikely to quiet his detractors, on the right or the left.” That’s not all, the editors say. “[H]e provided little new insight into how he plans to lead in the next two years, and many still doubt that he fully appreciates the leverage the United States has even in a changing world. Falling back on hackneyed phrases like America is the ‘indispensable nation’ told us little.” Coming from his water carrying pals at the Times, this one’s gotta hurt. More…

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