President Barack Obama came into office promising a foreign policy different from his predecessor, but after four years, writes Matthew Feeney, U.S. interventionism is no less common than it was during the presidency of George W. Bush.

Indeed, Feeney writes, from Libya to Syria to Egypt, U.S. foreign policy has been an embarrassment, disappointment, or worse. Although the instances listed here are just a sampling of this administration’s shortcomings, here are the 5 biggest U.S. foreign policy screw-ups of 2012.