The View From 1776
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Things That Never Crossed His Mind
Obama, believing that his oratory can charm the rest of the world as it has done with America’s mainstream media, seems never to have made any deep analysis of the complexity of foreign affairs confronting us. Why else would he make threats (about crossing red lines in Iran and Syria) without beforehand formulating well-thought-out second, third, and fourth moves, unless he naively assumed that the whole world has bought into the liberal-progressive world view.
Russia, in contrast, has played the game admirably well.