Posted on | September 2, 2013 | 22 Comments
Fareed Zakaria is miffed:
. . .it’s hard not to conclude that the administration’s handling of Syria over the last year has been a case study in how not to do foreign policy.
But will the media grow some stones and note that Obama’s foreign policy is roughly as jacked up as his domestic rodeo clownery?
Joe Curl notes at the Washington Times:
Whatever happens, this much is clear: We’re no longer talking about the IRS targeting tea party groups, the Justice Department tapping reporters’ phone lines, the NSA’s surveillance programs, Benghazi. The president has smartly changed the subject to the most important decision a commander in chief makes: war.
Syria looks like a twofer:
- #OccupyResoluteDesk can control the news cycle, and
- the media can pause its standard hoovering and feign doing its traditional job on a narrow topic,
all the while accidentally-on-purpose diverting from
or half a dozen other scandals like Pigford and the EPA.
If this President was anything other than a continuous river of falsehood, I might begin to feel embarrassed by my cynical attitude and unwillingness to give the guy the benefit of the doubt. But this is the time to double down, not ease up.