That's just plain dumb. Our power is in our ability to project our economic and military will. We don't need to intimidate other world leaders during meetings, stare them down, or outright refuse to speak with them in order maintain our position as a world power. We have "actual power" and nothing Obama is doing when attempting to warm relations with theses countries is eroding that.
Just because he's not following in the Bush's or Reagan's footsteps is not an indicator that he is wrong in what he is doing. This the mid-60's anymore. Getting Cuba to open to the U.S. to any degree is a good thing because it provides opportunity for our influence to spread there. Obama is doing the right thing in pursuing better relations with these nations.
Military action isn't always the answer.
Insanity is to continue doing what we''ve done for decades and expect things to somehow turn out differently.
Our enemies are cashing in on a naive idealistic fool.
They all know he will give them more.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
If he was actually a weak and foolish president as some claim, he would be too damn scared to even begin to deal with the anti-American foreign leaders, let alone talk to them face to face. If he was weak he would just order sanctions and let 'em rot.
Sadly, some see diplomacy as weak and prefer we keep raising our fists like brutes instead of trying to resolve our differences through dialog.
Sen. Clare McCaskill (D-MO) said on Wednesday that Joe Biden "has a tendency to talk forever and sometimes say things that are kind of stupid." She seemed to regret her own words, saying, "I was probably having a Joe Biden moment myself."