July 30, 2014

Obama Plays Golf While the World Burns

Max Boot, Los Angeles Times


Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, U.S. Foreign Policy, Ukraine, Russia, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, ISIS, Libya


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