So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat

This Obama administration, no matter what the president and his men say, is very consistent in their foreign policy---lead from behind. They do the easy things (economic sanctions against Putin, accepting Assad's chemical weapon, calling Boko Haram to release abducted girls, talking with Iran's mullahs, denouncing use of force by Israel, etc.) because they don't want to get involved. They wash their hands clean of international affairs for whatever funny belief they have. They are very very consistent. This is how we should see the Obama administration. This is how a man destroys a great nation's reputation. I am reading Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena" and feel really sad. 

Roosevelt wrote, "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

America is a country of doers. Obama is a disgrace to this country.