Washington Post said:
President Obama may be in be final months of his presidency or just nearing the end of his first term. If you asked conservatives to name the worst thing Obama has done in his presidency, many would say Obamacare or the debt. Some might say the deterioration in the U.S.-Israel relationship or the Libya debacle. But these things can be ameliorated by future presidents and lawmakers. There are some things however that are not so easily erased, and in the long term may be far more detrimental to the United States and the West.
On the negative side of the ledger, any accounting of Obama’s presidency must start with Iran. Short of military action or regime collapse, Iran is likely soon to have nuclear weapons capability. Obama wasted 18 months at the onset of his presidency on “engagement,” snubbed the Green Movement, dragged his feet on sanctions, talked down the military option and failed to isolate Iran diplomatically (it recently held a multi-national United Nations conference). Either Obama or the next president will be handed a predicament, accept a nuclear-armed Iran or engage or support military action that will have serious consequences for the region and the West. Jimmy Carter’s ineptitude and projection of weakness (because he lost the presidency) was promptly counterbalanced by Ronald Reagan’s assertion of American power. But a nuclear bomb and the closing of the window on the best chance in decades for Iranian regime change are, if not forever, the long-term legacy of Obama’s misguided foreign policy.