U.S. President Barack Obama shakes the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela, a rare gesture between the leaders of two nations at loggerheads for more than half a century. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Tig Ol Bitties: Obamas Military-Pushovers The U.S. military is getting an unwelcome reputation: a pushover. An escalating series of confrontations on the seas and in the skies around the world is creating the perception that the U.S. is the child who's bullied in school because he doesn't fight back. Whether it's Iran playing chicken with U.S. patrol boats in the Persian Gulf, Russia buzzing U.S. ships in the Black Sea, or China demanding American ships adhere to phony claims of sovereignty over the air and water of the South China Sea, the narrative seems to follow an all-too-familiar script. The Pentagon denounces the provocations as "unprofessional," issues a stern warning, and then there are no consequences. The bottom line, our allies think we are weak and our enemies no longer fear us. Hillary would be much much worse.