Tom Maguire on a Pivot Too Far:
“The Times noted that our Arab allies seem a bit tentative. No kidding – Obama and Kerry were wrong about the surge in ’07, wrong about the Iraqi troop withdrawals in ’11, wrong to walk away from post-Qadaffi Libya in ’11, wrong not to arm the moderate Syrian rebels in ’11, wrong to draw a faux red line in 2013, and now no one will get behind him? The headless chickens have come home to roost.”
WELL, YES: “How do you ask a man to be the first man to die for a mistake?” – Kerry, any day now.
To paraphrase the quote on war invariably attributed to Trotsky, you may not be interested in reality, but eventually, reality is interested in you. Speaking of which, with the Obama fanboys at the New York Times now reduced to running a column this week titled, “The Grand Strategy Obama Needs,” as Steve Green notes, “keep in mind that in Year Six of this administration, people still feel the need to remind the President that a strategy might be a nice thing to have.”