Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How Obama Administration's Ideological Obsessions Trash U.S. Interests

By Barry Rubin

It’s amazing how an entire foreign policy philosophy can be contained in so few words, as in this short paragraph:

“`It’s not going to be any news if the United States says Assad needs to go,’” Mrs. Clinton said at the National Defense University. `O.K., fine, what’s next? If Turkey says it, if King Abdullah says it, if other people say it, there is no way the Assad regime can ignore it.’”

Ladies and gentlemen I ask you to explore with me how the downfall of not just a superpower but a great power is justified in this passage. See, too, how history is totally garbled, the lives of thousands ended painfully, and millions subjected to tyranny.

And that’s an understatement.

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