Obama’s All-Euphemism Foreign Policy


President Obama’s foreign policy, he and his allies are constantly assuring us, is totally working. In almost every case, however, it is hard to decipher what the administration’s policy actually is for dealing with a world order that is spiraling out of control. The prevailing strategy seem to be: “We don’t really know what we’re doing and would prefer to just do nothing and hope things get better.” But that probably doesn’t fare too well in focus-group testing. Therefore, the Obama administration has concocted an array of euphemisms to describe its foreign policy positions and the threats we face.