Obama's legacy of wishful thinking replaces a war strategy
Obama’s unsettled legacy on Iraq and AfghanistanA President has to play the hand he is dealt and Obama has played his hand poorly. His misjudgment in retreating from Iraq and his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan were spectacularly wrong, and he has been slow to make adjustments to his failed policies.
Some who served the president at the highest levels don’t think history will render a favorable verdict on his handling of Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I think it’s going to be a pretty bleak legacy — not all of it by any means the responsibility of the administration, but there is a lot of responsibility there,” Crocker told The Hill in an interview last month.
Defenders of Obama’s legacy argue that the deck was stacked against his administration.