A national defense analyst and former State Department official to the Bush administration says Barack Obama is on the road to re-Carterizing America.
Dr. Kim R. Holmes, vice president for foreign and defense policy studies and director of the Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation, served as an assistant secretary of state during George W. Bush's first term. In a recent op-ed in The Washington Times, he points out that irresponsible foreign policies have invited huge and costly disasters twice in modern U.S. history.
In the 1920s and 1930s, he notes, European appeasers allowed dictators like Adolph Hitler to come to power, leading to the carnage of World War II. But the 1970s brought Jimmy Carter, who promised "a whole new approach to American foreign policy that basically challenged the post-war peace-through-strength model that we had engaged in the previous 25 years," Holmes explains...