Daily News header

Majority of Americans Disapprove Obama's Foreign Policy

By     get stories by email

US doesn't do policy by polls

With the recent poll that made headlines that Americans are expressing disapproval of the President Barack Obama's foreign policy particularly pointing to the recent Iraqi crisis, US Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the issue by saying that US doesn't do foreign policy by polls.

In an interview with James Rosen of Fox, Secretary Kerry said it would be a tragedy and a huge mistake to pay attention to polls all the time.

He explained that with a certain amount of upheaval all around the world it is unavoidable that people are going to stand back and they're going to question it.

The percentage of Americans approving of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy issues has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency as he faces multiple overseas challenges, including in Iraq, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. - NBC News

Secretary Kerry said a huge amount of what is happening is not happening because the United States is there or because the United States isn't there.

"It's happening because people in these places want something different." - Secretary Kerry

He cited that Tahrir Square didn't happen because of or the lack of the United States; it happened because young people wanted a new future and wanted to throw off the yoke of a dictator.

This also goes the same thing in Tunisia, same thing in Syria, he added.

However, Secretary Kerry highlighted that it's inevitable that people will have a sense of dissatisfaction when things are in upheaval.

obama
.S. President Barack Obama in front of the Resolute desk in the Oval Office of the White House, December 6, 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

US Involved In All World's Affairs

Shrugging off the poll against Obama, amid the dissatisfaction, Kerry said it cannot be denied that the US is involved at any time particularly in the crises of North Korea working to denuclearize, Iran to prevent them from having a nuclear weapon, Syria to help the moderate opposition to deal with a dictator who is killing his own people.

With regards to the Iraq crisis, the American people also don't want American troops going into these places to fight the wars for these people.

"So there are very limited tools, very limited tools." - Secretary Kerry

This time, he said the US is working hard in Iraq to be able to pull together a unifying government, a competent government that's prepared to be able to try to deal with some of the issues in the war-stricken country.

Civil Strife Engulfs Iraq

As violence in Iraq is making headlines around the world, questions started to stir, asking if Iraq is in a state of civil war.

In an interview with Alexander Marquardt of ABC in Erbil in Iraq earlier this week, US Secretary of State Kerry addressed the issue that Iraq is in civil strife rather than a civil war.

Secretary underscored that what is happening in Iraq is that Sunni leaders and even some of the Shia leaders are all determined to follow the constitutional process to try to form a government that can be a unity government that can pull people together.

However, even with the Iraqi leaders having the same ground to end the violence, ISIS otherwise is pulling some people towards a potential for civil war.

Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain english. Read more stories by Mina Fabulous. Contact Mina through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

The update is scheduled to roll out this summer, which gives Microsoft plenty of time to clarify its position on offering a free upgrade to pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8.1.
Countries in Asia Pacific commit for a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030. Dr Ben Rolfe, Executive Secretary of APLMA stresses Vietnam's critical leadership in the region.
Potable water is becoming increasingly scarce. Water is life, but human misuse of water is causing big problems, according to the Secret of Water documentary.
Barack Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai held a joint Conference in the White House East Room, talking about security in Afghanistan.
Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said the security wall will help secure the border and reduce Alshabaab terrorist attacks.
State Agriculture and Panchayat and Rural development minister Rockybul Hussain said the 8 groups are: ULFA(I), NDFB(S), KPLT, KLO, HuM, MULTA, CPI(Maoist) and JMB(Module)

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

landing page ad

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site