August 30, 2014

How Obama's Shallow Worldview Failed Us

Stuart Stevens, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The president puts too much faith in historical progress. The long arc of history won’t beat ISIS -- but a determined effort will.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, United States, U.S. Foreign Policy


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Ambivalence About America
Roger Cohen, New York Times
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August 29, 2014
Another Bad War in Iraq
Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune
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August 20, 2014
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Events Stoke Debate over Obama's Worldview
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The week began with the breaking of the siege of Mount Sinjar in Iraq, thanks to U.S. bombing runs, and ended with the public beheading of American journalist James Foley in Syria and renewed Russian aggression in Ukraine. The... more ››
August 28, 2014
Obama's Hazy Sense of History
Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
President Obama doesn’t know much about history. In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim... more ››