August 28, 2013
Obama, Samantha Power & Utopian Interventionism
Stan Kurtz, National Review
Our coming intervention in Syria already looks like a no-win proposition. If we go heavy, we’re liable to empower al-Qaeda and assorted jihadists, or tie ourselves down excessively. If we go light, we’ll seem like paper tigers. Obama’s foolish decision to turn chemical weapons use into a red line is what got us into this mess. We wouldn’t be acting now had he not trapped himself with a bluff he thought Assad would never call.
TAGGED: Barack Obama, Syria, Samantha Power