January 11, 2013
Assad's Well-Placed Washington Advocates
Lee Smith, Weekly Standard
Hagel, Kerry, and Brennan have consistently misread the intentions and calculations of America’s Middle East adversaries. Their picture of the Middle East is not grounded in an accurate understanding of the region’s forces and furies, but is rather drawn from a dream world in which it is possible to turn enemies into allies, lions into lambs, simply through the magical power of words. As Hagel, Kerry, and Brennan are incapable of comprehending the nature of our adversaries through the pattern of their actions, these three, through their dealings with the region, have also left a discernible pattern, a worrisome pattern.
TAGGED: John Brennan, Iran, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama, United States, Middle East, Syria, Bashar al-Assad