Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
When I saw the link entitled "Why Obama Caved" on Real Clear World, my immediate reaction was "Which time?" Caving seems to be his strategy of choice in dealing with the world, after all.
In this case, the reference is to his decision to support authoritarian regimes that.... well, like us. But not since Jimmy Carters's have we had an administration this inclined to "wimp out-" and this disrespected by the world.