However, when it comes to evaluating its foreign policy, especially in relation to the Arab world, the justifications begin. Some say that the president "started as Carter and ended as Nixon," which means that Obama began his term promoting the spread of democracy and the protection of human rights, but that the situation in the region and the failure of revolutions Arabs, so close to achieving his desired goals, led him to finally end up like Machiavelli.
This is what happened to Nixon, who put the security interests of the United States before anything else, even if it meant sacrificing democracy and support for military coups, like the one in Chile, when American intelligence sponsored the overthrow. of the elected government of Salvador Allende to allow the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
The problem with this comparison is that not only does it not work as a justification due to difference in circumstances and lack of similarities, but it is also not exact and is based on lack of memory. From day one, Obama has adopted a foreign policy in which he only takes into account the interests of the United States, as seen by his administration, therefore, Obama did not hesitate to bury the democratic aspirations of the peoples of the region and crush their dreams of a decent life when it contradicted their interests.