Obama has failed to heed the wisdom of the U.S. Middle East policy of the 1950s, as explored by Alsop and others at the time. He remains mired in the same thinking that started with George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 and has generated growing chaos in the region ever since.
Robert W. Merry
Obama’s ISIS Strategy: Doomed for Failure
The National Interest
November 1, 2014
Let us criticize the President for his doomed strategy. But let us not forget that the problem is not one of politics, but of a worldview that he and his advisors have inherited.
This is not a partisan issue. This is an American issue. And we must approach it accordingly.