Has Barack Obama five years of Alice in Wonderland foreign policy finally cost him the support of the Washington Post:

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality.

It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”

I really doubt that the WaPo will abandon President Fifty Seven States However if Obama had ever bothered to study history me might be aware that nations operate in their perceived self-interest and the the historic Russian urge has been for blue water seaports. Forbes Kerry is right, Russian foreign policy motivation is the same as it was in the Nineteenth Century, access to warm water sea ports.