The Real Foreign Policy of Hillary and Barack

The 2016 presidential election has dissolved into a fight between two six-year-old children being guided by pre-teen political handlers. The American people have a right to hear where the two candidates stand on the important issues of this country. Such topics include the economy, race relations, illegal aliens, the border, domestic security and foreign affairs.

There is one issue that Hillary Clinton should be expanding on with her four-year tenure under President Obama as his secretary of state (2009-13). Yet the present situation the United States faces in the world has been nothing more than generalities and accusations.

Why is that?

It is obvious that non-politician/diplomat Donald Trump has no resume in foreign affairs, period. One could say that his economic dealings with many foreign countries count for something, but shouldn’t this alone be one of Ms. Clinton’s aces in the hole; experience?

hillary foreign policy incompetence.The American electorate needs to do some investigating themselves it seems.

Almost eight-years-ago, an obscure junior senator from Illinois, with only two-years in the Senate, rose to prominence with his eloquence, likability and the first African-American to win either party’s presidential nominee status. He was a man who had never held a private sector job, had been a Chicago community activist with well-known friends who would be described as radical and critical of our form of government.

Those individuals he was connected to included the notorious urban terrorist, Bill Ayers, and his own pastor for 20-years, Jerimiah Wright. The media did little if any vetting of this man from Illinois, never bothered to discover how he could enter such prestigious colleges such as Occidental, Harvard and Columbia, while they blistered his opponent, Republican presidential nominee and war hero and current senator, John McCain.

The media adored Obama and did everything they could, including their front-page attention to an affair that they claimed McCain had had, later proven blatantly false.

Sound familiar?

Barack Obama, this man without any background in private industry, never employed one person for a job in a small business he never had, never met a payroll and surrounded himself with academics, think tankers and career politicians throughout his presidency. He organized a cabinet which had not one individual who had ever had any private enterprise background.

Not one.

Fast forward to Obama’s abysmal foreign policy record with now DNC presidential nominee and secretary of state for the first four-years of his presidency.

Seven-years-ago, Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize that was an embarrassment to the newly elected president with no past credentials to justify such a prestigious honor. He was the toast of a liberal/socialist Europe who saw him as a “trans-nationalist.” His resume has been written by law professors and global organizations.

Obama’s strategy, if it can be called one, was America’s retreat from its traditional role as the leader of the free world since the end of WWII. The results of this “humbler” America has been on display in Aleppo, Syria where the genocidal president, Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies, emboldened by American inaction, are “setting the stage for the brutal annihilation of millions of Syrians.” Millions of Syrians are fleeing to Europe, which in turn is destroying European unity.

Russian President Vladimir Putin discovered that thanks to Obama’s foreign policy of talk and more talk, he could expand his influence with impunity. Putin annexed Crimea from Ukraine, placed 40,000 “disguised” Russian soldiers on the eastern border of Ukraine, promoted the destruction of the Syrian people and their nation, and brazenly menaced sovereign airspace over countries such as France, Great Britain, Norway and Spain. All these countries are longtime members of NATO.

President Obama’s weak foreign policy has the fingerprints of Hillary Clinton all over it. He leaves behind a legacy that shows their utter ignorance of how the world is, has been, and was supposed to be. The Nobel Prize Committee thought, in their pink cloud world, that Obama’s entrance onto the world stage would stop the U.S. from meddling through negotiation and diplomacy.

Meanwhile, an empire the U.S. defeated in the Cold War back in 1989 has re-emerged bigger stronger and bolder. It is the familiar Russian bear of Khrushchev and Stalin. Obama and Clinton’s endless patience with rogues has brought destabilization to Europe while Syrians are being slaughtered long after Obama’s pathetic warning to Assad of the “red line” he could not cross. Assad crossed the line again and again, but Obama and Clinton did nothing. Hillary Clinton, as Obama’s secretary of state did nothing other than issue outright misinformation and engage in finger-pointing at others. Hillary is famous for that.

Although Hillary now denies any part in the Iran nuclear deal or even being secretary of state when Obama gave his Neville Chamberlain “red line” threat, she actually lied about it in a debate with Trump in front of 100 million Americans watching on TV.

Between the two of them, they are the foreign policy “experts” who dismantled our forces in Iraq after 4,000 Americans lost their lives in that controversial war only to leave a vacuum in the Middle East to promote the rise of the murdering savages of ISIS.

Thanks to Hillary’s boasting of our power, Libya replaced an American-favoring dictator for ISIS. Syria has ceased to be a country while American foreign policy looked the other way and Iran now has the capability to build nuclear weapons within 10-years and continues to taunt America’s military might whenever and wherever they can.

Meanwhile, the Hillary camp says Donald Trump has “no experience” in foreign policy. Is that a bad thing considering the last eight-years of international humiliation, a downward cycle of trust and respect by our shaky allies worldwide and a Middle East that is one incident from WWIII?

Did Hillary reset the clock with the Russians back in the early part of her secretary of state tenure? Or was it a “compromise” for peace as British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made in 1938 with the “Munich Agreement” with Adolph Hitler? Shortly after the signing, Chamberlain waved the document in the air as he stepped from the plane and declared “peace in our time.”

We know exactly how that worked out, and we see it now with Obama and Iran. Hillary’s so-called experience screams “incompetence,” loud and clear.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.