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Why is President Obama ‘Leading From Behind’?

Why is President Obama ‘Leading From Behind’?
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Editor’s Note: The following article appears in the April 26, 2011 edition of the American Thinker.

The latest New Yorker magazine (May 2, 2011) includes an article by Ryan Lizza that hits a bulls eye in describing President Obama’s leadership. Lizza quotes an Obama adviser who describes the president’s style as “leading from behind.” Lizza explains:

It’s a different definition of leadership than America is known for, and it comes from two unspoken beliefs: that the relative power of the U.S. is declining, as rivals like China rise, and that the U.S. is reviled in many parts of the world. Pursuing our interests and spreading our ideals thus requires stealth and modesty as well as military strength.

Let’s run past that again: China’s power is rising while U.S. power is declining. The U.S. is reviled in many parts of the world. Therefore, we have to be modest and use our military strength with stealth as we pursue our interests and spread our ideals.

The U.S. is being reviled, and we are supposed to stand by “modestly” and let the falsehoods define us? …… Click here for the rest of the article.





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