Dershowitz: Obama Will Go Down in History as One of Worst Foreign Policy Presidents Ever


By BB Portnoy

Outgoing US President Barack Obama will be remembered in history as “one of the worst foreign policy presidents ever,” an internationally renowned American legal expert told Fox News on Monday.

“It’s the most undemocratic thing a president can do — to tie the hands of his successor during the lame-duck period,” Professor Alan Dershowitz — a Democrat — said on Obama’s decision to abstain from a vote last Friday on an anti-Israeli settlement UN Security Council resolution that passed by a 14-0 margin.

Before the 2012 presidential election, Dershowitz recalled, Obama “called me into the Oval Office before the election and said to me, ‘Alan, I want your support. And I have to tell you, I will always have Israel’s back.’ I didn’t realize that what he meant was that he’d…stab them in the back.”

“What he did was so nasty,” Dershowitz went on to say. “He pulled a bait-and-switch. He said to the American public, ‘Oh, this is all about the settlements deep in the West Bank,’ and yet he allowed his representative to the UN to abstain, which is really [a vote] for a resolution which says that Jews can’t pray at the Western Wall. Jews can’t live in the Jewish Quarter where they’ve lived for thousands of years and he’s going to say, ‘Whoops, I didn’t mean that.’ Well, read the resolution. You’re a lawyer, you went to Harvard Law School.”

(c) 2016 The Algemeiner Journal



  1. A partial list of President Obama’s many foreign policy failures:
    1) This resolution.
    2) The Iran nuclear deal.
    3) Syria’s “Red Line” usage of WMDs and slaughter of civilians.
    4) The cancelled Polish missile shield.
    5) The Russian “Reset Button”.
    6) The return of Churchill’s bust to England.
    7) The abandonment of Egypt’s Mubarak.
    8) Russia and China running wild and bullying their neighbors with no fear of U.S. actions.
    9) Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq.

  2. sorry Dershowitz – you’re wrong – he’s going down as the WORST President in the history of these once UNITED States of America in Domestic, International, Foreign, and all other policies.

    Americans are glad that he’ll be GONE very soon……………………….

  3. Allan Dershowitz is a very liberal emeritus constitutional prof of law at Harvard.
    He was stabbed in the back by his liberal consitutuents way back in 1967 when he asked for their support for Israel before the 6 days war. They refused. Most prominent was the “Rev.” William Sloan Coffin. Another refusee was Angela Davis.
    He learned a great lesson as a result and despite his very proper credentials as a card carrying Democrat minces no words at the ilk of Obama and the “blindness” that he “professes” about his resolution.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here