Do We Have a Strategy Now?
The President’s speech was good as oratory, but the lack of understanding of what is really going on in the Middle East means that the strategy the White House seems bent on pursuing is unlikely to succeed.
The President's Speech Obama: No Solution to Iraq Without Political Compromise
President Obama advised Iraq to smooth over sectarian divisions in his speech today on the fast-moving crisis in the Middle East. But he overstated the political dimension of the crisis, giving short shrift to the reality that if ISIS consolidates its gains, any reforms by Maliki will be as good as useless.