Providing publicity for such a distortion of reality is dangerous and harmful with the tailwind it provides for Islamic State group terrorism.
Does this not mean that the United States and its coalition harbor wicked intentions and plans?
No more than a week has passed since Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a “core coalition” involving 10 countries that were willing to support the U.S. effort in destroying the Islamic State. Since then, Britain has explicitly overruled any participation in military strikes on Syrian ground, while Germany [Read more]
<i>It has become clear for Republicans: Obama has no strategy, he ignores further outbreaks of violence, and the result is that half the region — from Libya through Lebanon, Israel and Syria to Iraq — is set on fire. And it is hard to defend the president’s politics on the Middle East even for Democrats.</i>
Regardless of whether John Kerry or any other U.S. official successfully serves as midwife for this deal, he should know that the birth of a child should only be rushed if the mother is in danger.
Kerry’s political value has exceeded that of Hillary, though the president himself acknowledged that she was knowledgeable, sophisticated, capable and pragmatic.