Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s lefty National Security Advisor and “reigning realist of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment”, heretofore an ardent admirer of Obama, has become disillusioned:
“I greatly admire his insights and understanding. [But] I don’t think he really has a policy that’s implementing those insights and understandings. The rhetoric is always terribly imperative and categorical: ‘You must do this,’ ‘He must do that,’ ‘This is unacceptable.’ ” Brzezinski added, “He doesn’t strategize. He sermonizes.”
So quotes Ryan Lizza in his New Yorker article “The Consequentialist”. An absolutely clear and devastating critique of Obama’s approach to foreign policy.
John Podhoretz summarizes Lizza’s piece here.