June 2, 2014
Obama's Values-Free Foreign Policy
Fred Hiatt, Washington Post
Syria has become, in the words of Obama’s U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, “the most catastrophic humanitarian crisis any of us have seen in a generation.”
That has to be painful for Obama to confront. As the situation has worsened, he has offered many rationales for why aloofness was the right policy — and he has begun to retroactively rewrite U.S. doctrine to explain why intervention was impossible.
TAGGED: Barack Obama, Humanitarianism, Syria, Genocide, Samantha Power