North Korea nuclear test catalyzes Obama critics

Republicans vying to replace Obamain 2017 say his overly cautious foreign policy has created a void that the Islamic State group, Russia, China, Iran and now North Korea have stepped intoUS Republicans clamored to paint North Korea’s surprise nuclear test as yet another failure of Barack Obama’s foreign policy Wednesday, rounding on the outgoing president as he faced a stern new overseas challenge. “Our enemies around the world are taking advantage of Obama’s weakness,” White House contender Senator Marco Rubio said, blasting the 44th president for standing “idly by” as a “lunatic” leader in Pyongyang threatens international peace. Republicans vying to replace Obama in 2017 have accused him, and his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton — the Democratic presidential frontrunner — of lacking resolve.

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