June 1, 2014

Obama's Foreign Policy Book

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” would certainly work as a book title today. But sitting here in Kurdistan — a true island of decency near the epicenter of what is now the biggest civil war on the planet, between Sunnis and Shiites, stretching from Iran across Iraq and Syria into Lebanon — I think Obama may eventually opt for a different book title: “Present at the Disintegration.”

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TAGGED: Syria, Ukraine, Russia, Iraq, Kurdistan, Obama Doctrine, United States, U.S. Foreign Policy, Barack Obama


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