Obama’s Syria achievement – The Washington Post

This may be the most surprising of President Obama’s foreign-policy legacies: not just that he presided over a humanitarian and cultural disaster of epochal proportions, but that he soothed the American people into feeling no responsibility for the tragedy.Starvation in Biafra a generation ago sparked a movement. Synagogues and churches a decade ago mobilized to relieve misery in Darfur. When the Taliban in 2001 destroyed ancient statues of Buddha at Bamiyan, the world was appalled at the lost heritage. Today the Islamic State is blowing up precious cultural monuments in Palmyra, and half of all Syrians have been displaced — as if, on a proportional basis, 160 million Americans had been made homeless. More than a quarter-million have been killed. Yet the “Save Darfur” signs have not given way to “Save Syria.”

Source: Obama’s Syria achievement – The Washington Post

None of this is the least bit surprising to anyone who saw what a neophyte Obama was in 2007, and grasped that he saw the world in terms where a weak US was what was best for the world.

3 thoughts on “Obama’s Syria achievement – The Washington Post”

  1. …On the other hand, why blame Obama for all of this? I agree he was incompetent, but when will the countries in the Middle East stand up and start taking responsibility? Right now all I see are the Euros and the Arabs staring at us, waiting for the magic American Fix.

  2. “he soothed the American people into feeling no responsibility for the tragedy”

    No soothing needed, here. I feel no responsibility at all for the actions of Syrians in Syria. Or Rwandans in Rwanda, or _______ in ______.. We are not, as they used to say in the ’60s, the world’s policeman. Or social worker/community organizer.

    If the author is looking to assign responsibility, perhaps he should start with the Community Organizer in Chief, who actually did or did not do something.

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