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Unformatted text preview: tary force to achieve its diplomatic ends. Rogues played off American predilections for their own goals, leaving Washington appearing incoherent, hesitant, and ineffectual.
The weak signal of the plan dooms credibility and causes international conflict Bolton ‘9
(John Bolton, Senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, LA Times, “The danger of Obama's dithering” October 18, articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/18/opinion/oebolton18) 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...
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