Top Ten Presidents with the Worst Foreign Policies

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The Top Ten

1 George W Bush George W Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

Invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, opened Guantanamo Bay and tortured convicts that never had a trial, and expanded the power of the president by an extremely large margin. - Alpha101

Only he and Obama are the only ones deserving to be on this list, regarding all items present. Nixon wasn't even that bad foreign policy wise.
Edit: LBJ deserves a spot here too. - Therandom

2 Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S.

He lied about wanting to end the Vietnam war in order to gain votes. He actually expanded it, and didn't pursue efforts to end it until it was clear that victory would be impossible without expanding U.S. forces even further, which would've been politically impossible. He also committed treason when he interfered in the initial peace talks during the Johnson administration in order to have a better chance of being elected. - Alpha101

3 Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

He expanded the Vietnam war passed what Kennedy had ordered. While domestically he was a fantastic president, his foreign policies were his undoing. - Alpha101

"Domestically he was a fantastic president? " Clueless. The "Great Society," which continues to this day, has been an absolute disaster. Massive growth of the welfare state with huge deficit spending and insurmountable debt in attempt to support such naked socialism. Exponential growth in the federal bureaucracy with its inevitable assault on liberty. The destruction of the black nuclear family. Rampant inner-city poverty and crime. The reverse discrimination of Affirmative Action. The list goes on and on. Some 15 trillion in welfare spending later, everything that was supposed to be fixed is, predictably, exponentially worse.

4 George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush

He invaded Iraq, which began an unfortunate family tradition. He also aided the Reagan administration in supporting dictatorships in Latin America, many of which committed genocide against its own citizens. - Alpha101

5 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader .

He supported violent dictatorships in Latin America, funded the contras, funded extremist groups in Afghanistan, etc. - Alpha101

6 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

He will Attack North Korea Iran and Venezuela

While he hasn't been in office for a year yet, he's already piled up a disastrous reputation. He got the U.S. further involved in Syria after claiming the U.S. shouldn't be involved, he stepped up drone strikes which kill innocent civilians, he's supplied more aid to Saudi Arabia, and the lost, sadly, goes on. - Alpha101

7 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney.

Worst foreign policies I've ever seen. Proof: Iran Deal, Cuba policy, Paris Climate Change Deal, TPP, policy on illegals, approach to terrorism, etc. - Therandom

He continued Bush's policies of unnecessary American intervention in the Middle East, which has killed thousands of innocent civilians. He also had U.S. civilians overseas assassinated without a trial because of a possible, but not definite, link to terrorism. - Alpha101

8 James Polk James Polk

Polk desperately wanted to expand the country's boarders, by force if necessary. Therefore, he agitated Mexico until the country attacked, and Polk threw his hands up and declared that the U.S. would invade Mexico in the name of self defense. - Alpha101

Why is Polk on this list? Brilliant foreign policy. - Therandom

9 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.

Again, no. Roosevelt was a socialist nationalist; or, if you prefer, a national socialist. He believed that financial success was acceptable "only if a man applied it to the welfare of his brothers." He also promised to end private investment in stocks, and would have sought to limit such investments to only the government, using, of course, taxpayer money. He never became the socialist dictator his cousin Franklin nearly did, in part because he couldn't actually win a presidential election. One of the most un-American losers ever to occupy the Oval Office.

Like LBJ, he had a masterful domestic policy, but Teddy was a warmonger. He once wrote, "I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one." Nothing spells patriotism and love for one's country than going to war over trivial things in order to boost soldiers' morale. Night at the Museum will never be the same again. - Alpha101

My teacher hates socialists it seems, but loves Teddy. what? - EliHbk

10 John F Kennedy John F Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ...read more.

Again, your knowledge is lacking. Communism is not "a form of anarchy." Anarchists are simply useful idiots, used to set the stage for communist revolution, and routinely eliminated afterword. EVERY communist regime - Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, East Germany, Fidel, the North Korean "Kim" dynasty, et al - has been a brutal dictatorship of either one or a handful. Hitler was a fascistic Marxist nationalist. As to Cuba: Are you not familiar with the Monroe Doctrine? It was long ago expanded to address the threat of communism in America's geopolitical neighborhood. It's sane policy.

He invaded Cuba, and suddenly got angry when the country began to build a nuclear stockpile in order to deter another invasion. If the Kennedy administration would have recognized Cuba's sovereignty, and not have authorized the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban missile crisis would have probably never have happened. - Alpha101

Kennedy's policy toward Cuba was anti-communist, as it should have been. The botched Bay of Pigs invasion was an attempt first to overthrow the Castro regime to stop communist expansion in the hemisphere, and next to free the Cuban people from the murderous communist regime they've now suffered nearly sixty years. The Cuban Missle Crisis was the inevitable response to Nikita Khrushchev placing offensive nuclear missiles 90 from the U.S., thinking he was calling Kennedy's bluff. But it was Khrushchev that blinked. Your grasp of history leaves much to be desired.

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