Obama’s Legacy Is Propping Up Dictatorships, Not Democracies

By praising Ethiopia’s repressive regime for being “democratically elected” last week, President Obama was driving home once again something that should be abundantly clear by now: His administration marks a radical departure from previous ones when it comes to democracy promotion.

On the contrary, the Obama legacy will be one of propping up dictatorial regimes around the world. His praise for the government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn merely took to Africa what Obama and his foreign policy team have already done on a grander scale in Iran, Cuba and Burma.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It hasn’t been such a radical departure after all. Jimmy Carter never met a dictator he didn’t like.

  • Shebel

    Hopefully .nobody will assassinate him until he is Officially gone from office.

    • Clausewitz

      The idea at the thought of President Joe Biden protects him more than the secret service ever has.

  • mauser 98

    and he tells them to be gay

  • HalcyonDaze

    What they forgot to mention was that he only props up dictators who don’t oppose Islamic extremists groups otherwise, Khadafi, Assad and Mubarak would still be in power and in all likelihood ISIS wouldn`t be running amok, the Egyptian Army wouldn`t have had to take power and Libya wouldn`t be in the middle of an Islamic Civil war.