Article courtesy of The Jerusalem Post, written by Shmuley Boteach.
As President Barack Obama nears the end of his presidency, he’s taking particular delight in a foreign policy that, as he sees it, kept America out of foreign entanglements. Yes, there was that messy business with Libya, but aside from that the president feels that his non-emotional, not-excitable temperament – his ability to remain even-keeled through every storm – allowed him to withstand the pressure to use force in Syria or have American troops keep the peace in Iraq or Afghanistan. The president expressed it best when he spoke at West Point and said that the essence of his foreign policy is “don’t do stupid stuff.”
But then came the shocker of Brexit, the upending of the president’s cherished dreams of a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic world. Little did he realize that by doing nothing in Syria and creating the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time, his actions would lead indirectly to Britain voting to exit the EU, a catastrophic blow to the notion of a world without borders.