NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel had a less-than-glowing reaction to President Obama‘s State of the Union tonight, saying, “It sounded like the president was outlining a world that he wishes we were all living in but is very different from the world that you just described.”
He said Obama’s comments about making progress in the war on terror just didn’t add up. If American leadership is about stopping ISIS’ advances, as Obama said, “that just isn’t the case” right now. And that’s not to mention how the U.S. is being dragged back into the Middle East despite what Obama said.
Engel concluded, “There was a general tone… of suspended disbelief when he was talking about foreign policy.”
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