- Sep 30, 2003
Not having embassies/consulates on alert due to 9/11 anniversary.What was the foreign policy disaster? Not ordering out consulate workers at the first sign of trouble? Trouble is exactly what they're supposed to stay in place and try to help with.
Not having sufficient security.
If the reports are true, preventing Marine security detail from having ammo.
Some may not like the President's response etc.
Allowing a situation where host nations can feel free to fail to provide adequate security, as required per int'l law, is a foreign policy and diplomatic failure.
No matter how you cut it, this isn't a positive development.