Kerry, Iraq and The Path to Peace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Key and Kerry spoke about the growing violence in Iraq. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty)

As Iraq spirals deeper and deeper into chaos, tensions remain high between Ukraine and Russia, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea are mounting.

According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, Americans are not happy with the direction of U.S. foreign policy, and there's a growing dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama's lack of decisive action.

About 58 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama's foreign policy strategy. Additionally, the poll found that 52 percent of Americans say they disapprove of how the president is handling the crisis playing out in Iraq.

Ian Bremmer, head of Eurasia Group, weighs in on the inconsistencies with President Obama’s handling of the unrest in Iraq and elsewhere.


Ian Bremmer

Produced by:

Megan Quellhorst


T.J. Raphael

Comments [4]


President Obama announces the US will not be involving itself in Iraq. Kerry then goes to Iraq and tries to talk as if the US may take action. That is why he sounds foolish. The Obama administrations foreign policy is proving a disaster for the world.

Jun. 25 2014 08:09 AM

I find it interesting that John Hockenberry always follows the same pattern when talking about the administration.

Step 1- Cite some poll saying how terrible President Obama is doing etc.

Step 2- Then ask the guest or expert. "Don't you agree that President Obama is doing a terrible job?"

The point is not to understand the issue, but to "prove" that John Hockenberry is "right" about the issue.

Jun. 24 2014 04:01 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

"Little Green Men running around." taking care of what the current Iraqi Government couldnt do. I love this quote from Bremmer

Jun. 24 2014 02:28 PM
Ed from Larchmont

It seems ISIS's strategy now is to kill anyone who disagrees with them at all.

Jun. 24 2014 09:26 AM

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