February 7, 2014

Barack Obama Isn't Disengaged from the World

Fred Kaplan, Slate

The Associated Press

There’s a strange notion out there that the dreary outcomes of the two wars this country fought all through the past decade—and the savage sectarian violence erupting across much of the Middle East and surrounding regions today—are due to President Obama’s “disengagement” from the world.

It’s a strange notion because the United States is more engaged with the world than at any time in recent memory.


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