Doctrine: a particular principle, position, or policy taught or advocated. This is a definition that President Obama would be wise to delineate with respect to his foreign policy positions. Parameters of American leadership count insofar as anticipating America’s engagement in world affairs. After over two years into his presidency is this too much to ask?
"Weakness in American foreign policy in one region often invites challenges elsewhere, because our adversaries carefully follow diminished American resolve. Similarly, presidential indecisiveness, whether because of uncertainty or internal political struggles, signals that the United States may not respond to international challenges in clear and coherent ways. Taken together, weakness and indecisiveness have proved historically to be a toxic combination for America's global interests. That is exactly the combination we now see under President Obama. Obama is no Harry Truman. At best, he is reprising Jimmy Carter."
"Indeed, the very concepts of humanity and therefore of any form of internationalism are entirely products of the individualist view of man, and there can be no place for them in a collectivist system of thought."