Steyn on Obama: ‘Narcissistic Buffoon’ With a ‘Western Faculty Lounge Attitude’

Steyn on Obama speech: ‘Narcissistic buffoon’ pushing ‘pansy left’s view of the world’

Jeff Poor
The Daily Caller

For many on the right, the stock of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy credentials went up after he authorized the U.S. raid that led to the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden earlier this month. But since then, the White House has left much to be desired by those on the right, particularly after his speech at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The latest critic, columnist Mark Steyn, who appeared on Thursday night’s Hugh Hewitt radio show, struck some critical blows at the president’s approach to Israel policy, particular his proposal to revert the international boundaries of Israel to 1967.

What have such policies brought the United States? They haven’t brought more respect around world, Steyn explained.

“Well, at a certain level it was filled with the usual narcissism,” Steyn said. “He said America failed to speak to the broader aspirations of people in the Middle East and that’s why two years ago in Cairo, ‘I began to broaden our engagement,’ unquote. I was interested to see the results of that. In 2008, which you’ll recall was the last year of the Bush-Texas cowboy terror, 83 percent of Arabs had a very or somewhat negative view of the United States. By 2010, which was the second year of the Obama-broaden engagement approach, 85 percent had a very or somewhat negative view. You know, so much for the outreach.”

According to Steyn, Obama’s willingness to put himself first made him miss the point of what the discussion was really about.

The fact is this narcissistic buffoon gave a speech, placed himself front-and-center of developments in the Middle East and in fact, the United States for the first time in 70 years is utterly irrelevant to what’s going on in the Middle East,” he continued…

The article, with audio of the interview, continues at The Daily Caller.

Update: Read also, Obama’s borders caused 60 years of war, at American Thinker.

Obama has just given an eager world his fantasy answer for the last sixty years of Arab-Israel conflict. The Great One’s long-awaited solution is for Israel to pull back to the cease-fire lines of the 1948 War of Independence, or what Obama, in a moment of historical amnesia, calls “the 1967 borders.”People have fought and died over those borders since 1949, not 1967. Make that sixty years of regular warfare…

Update 2: “U.N. Resolution 242: No Restoration of the 1949 Armistice Line” was brought to our attention today. You can read more at Defensible Borders for a Lasting Peace.

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