How many times have media used the phrase, ‘leading from behind,’ to describe President Barack Obama’s foreign policy approach? A prime example is the Libya war.
For those of us who believe true leadership is at the front rather than the rear, leading from behind seems foolish. For those on the opposite side of the aisle, it is a strategy that could protect the U.S. from undue criticism even though we may use our standing to influence the outcome of a conflict.
What most haven’t considered is the impact of the lead-from-behind technique on domestic issues.