August 29, 2014

Defending Obama's Mideast Strategy

Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

The Associated Press

President Obama’s critics often claim he doesn’t have a strategy in the greater Middle East. That’s wrong. Like it or loathe it, he does, and he’s beginning to implement it against ISIS. To understand what it is, it’s worth going back seven summers.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Iraq, Syria, ISIS

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