You know things are not going well for your Middle East policy when Jimmy Carter comes out swinging against you. Key passage:
You know, President Obama… it’s been hard to figure out exactly what his policy is. It changes from time to time. And I haven’t been inside the council, and I don’t have secret intelligence, and that sort of thing. But I noticed that both of his Secretaries of Defense, when they got out of office, they have been very critical of a lack of positive action on the part of the President. He’s been delayed, sometimes he draws red lines in the sand in the Mideast, and then when the time comes, he doesn’t go through with it.
Watch the video to get the full flavor of Carter’s dismissiveness on that specific question.After this, can we even call President Obama’s tenure Carteresque?