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Politico dubs Obama 'flaccid' on Syria


A damning critique of the Obama administration's (along with about every other American institution's) handling of the civil war in Syria, co-written by Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris:

Barack Obama’s unsteady handling of the Syria crisis has been an avert-your-gaze moment in the history of the modern presidency — highlighting his unsettled views and unattractive options in a way that has caused his enemies to cackle and supporters to cringe.

But the spotlight on Obama’s so-far flaccid performance has obscured a larger reality; the Syria episode has revealed the weakness of multiple institutions and would-be leaders in American life.

Others who will lose face in the Syria situation, according to the piece: the news media, the military and both political parties.

Worth a full read here.


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