February 11, 2013

FOUAD AJAMI: The Silence of the Drones. “The drone strikes were the choice of a president who had given up on winning ‘hearts and minds’ in the North-West Frontier of Pakistan. . . . There remains the discrepancy between an extensive campaign of drones and a passive foreign policy that maintains — the president’s very words — that an era of war is ending. Forgive those Syrians left at the mercy of their dictator’s cruel war: It is hard to explain to them why those drones don’t somehow find their way to Bashar al-Assad’s bunker.”