Nile Gardiner, Heritage Foundation | June 3, 2009
Barack Obama should stop apologizing for his country because it's weakening the US and making it more vulnerable to attack. ++ Obama wants to engage enemies through the application of "smart power" but recent missile tests by Iran and North Korea show there's nothing smart in "appeasing rogue states." ++ The US is increasingly "jeered rather than feared" by enemies. ++ The world needs a president who aggressively projects US power, and who is confident in international affairs, rather than a "Jimmy Carter-like pushover."