Jeffrey Goldberg profiled President Barack Obama and outlined his thinking on foreign policy in an article for The Atlantic titled, “The Obama Doctrine.”
In a Foreign Policy op-ed, “Confessions of Barack Obama, Confidence Man,” Danielle Pletka reacts to Goldberg’s unintentionally devastating assessment of the “Obama Doctrine.” She writes, “The Obama that emerges from the Atlantic interview is preternaturally icy, contemptuous of both his adversaries and his own staff, thin-skinned, angry, and oddly self-satisfied. That character portrait aside, it would have been nice if the article had shed light on the worldview that governs Obama’s decisions. Rather, it illuminated the fact that he doesn’t have a worldview. Instead, the president of the United States has opinions, and lots of them. And people he really doesn’t like, and lots of them. And countries he thinks don’t count, like those that make up the Sunni Middle East.” Read in full here.