The View From 1776
Monday, August 18, 2014
Hubris (excessive pride or self-confidence leading to downfall)
Obama’s got it, in spades.
Read this editorial by Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, one of the leading propagandizers of liberal-progressive-socialism. Hat tip to Jonathan S. Tobin on the Commentary website.
This is not to argue that Obama should dispatch hundreds of thousands of U.S. ground troops to the region. The point is that a doctrine whose first priority is avoiding U.S. engagement is bound to fail. The goal must be offensive: to defeat those forces that are destroying Iraq and Syria, from the Islamic State to the homicidal regime of Bashar al- Assad. That can be accomplished only with U.S. military and political leadership. And it will require Obama to accept the conclusion he still bitterly resists: that he was wrong.