Charles Krauthammer: The only enemies Obama knows how to fight are straw men

National Post | Full Comment

It is fitting that the day before U.S. President Barack Obama gave his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government was urging Americans to evacuate Libya.

[np_storybar title=”Barack Obama defends U.S. foreign policy at West Point speech but calls for military restraint in the future” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/05/28/barack-obama-defends-u-s-foreign-policy-at-west-point-speech-but-calls-for-military-restraint-in-the-future/”]WEST POINT, N.Y. — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday the U.S. remains the world’s most indispensable nation, but in a major speech defending his foreign policy, he called for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

Mr. Obama’s address signalled a concerted effort by the White House to push back against critics who contend his approach to global problems has been too cautious and has emboldened adversaries in Syria, Russia and China. It’s a criticism that deeply frustrates the president and his advisors, who say his efforts to keep the U.S. out of more military conflicts are…

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