The World Comes Looking for President Obama

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  1. Yehoshua D says:

    The fact is that the reason the Middle East has been, and will continue to be, a mess is because the countries are totally artificial constructs created by the Allied forces after World War I. Iraq has been a mess for the past 100 years, and there is nothing the U.S. or anyone else can do about it. The previous President thought that he could be some sort of savior, and led his country into a pointless war, costing trillions of dollars and leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths. There are no good guys or bad guys in Iraq (or perhaps one could say that they are all bad guys). I don’t see why President Obama or the United States should be willing to lose the life of even on soldier to bolster either a Shiite or Sunni dictator-like leader in Iraq. It is not the job of the U.S. to solve all of the world’s problems. Humanitarian aid in conjunction with other countries perhaps, but nothing more than that.

  2. Bob Miller says:

    After multiple, lengthy false starts and gaffes, the US under President GW Bush had created a quasi-stable, low-violence situation in Iraq before President Obama took office, which required some ongoing US commitment and presence to maintain it. As in all his many foreign policy misadventures, Obama’s actions and inactions then created a power vacuum for terrorists and terrorist nations to fill. His goal to diminish America’s world role is being achieved at the expense of our national security.

  3. loberstein says:

    Fuad Ajami passed away.It was in today’s Jerusalem Post. He was a Lebanese Muslim and was deemed balanced in his analysis.Obama inherited a mess and he made it worse. If we could turn back the clock, there is enough incopetence and naive to go around. The Bush team thought it would be a cake walk and we would be welcomed as saviors. The fact is that the Shiites want to get even after long oppression by tghe Sunni minority.They hate each other and it is deep seated. I do not know what we could have really done,the whole idea of liberating Iraq was based on our lack of understandng of the people there. Iraq will divide into 3 states and there will be lots more death and destruction.
    I agree thagt Obama made major errors but he inherited a situation that may have been too far gone We did a big favor for Shiite Iran by destroying their most bitter enemy. Now we want to find a way to work with them on this problem. It is not a simple mess, it is a very complex mess and I have no idea what will change the reality. Is this good for the Jews or not?

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