Obama as 'the Enabler of Putin and the Assad Regime'
Matthew Continetti, writing for the Washington Free Beacon:
The Weekly Standard http://assets.weeklystandard.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tws15/images/logo-large.pngThe Weekly Standard 2013 Washington, DC Politics 2013-09-13 http://www.weeklystandard.com/obama-as-the-enabler-of-putin-and-the-assad-regime/article/753937 2013-09-13T06:49 2013-09-13T06:50 Obama as 'the Enabler of Putin and the Assad Regime' Matthew Continetti, writing for the Washington Free Beacon: “The Sea of Faith / Was once, too, at the full,” Matthew Arnold wrote in “Dover Beach“ (1867), “… But now I only hear / its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar / Retreating, to the breath / Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear / And naked shingles of the world.” The roar Arnold had in mind was the sound of Christianity’s withdrawal from Western Europe. But his words describe equally well what is happening in the Greater Middle East. President Obama put it this way during his speech to the nation Tuesday evening: “For nearly seven decades, the United States has been the anchor of global security,” including in this geographically central, resource-rich, and conflict-ridden region. But now we are weary of the burden. “A veteran put it more bluntly,” the president said. “‘This nation is sick and tired of war.’” Barack Obama, Bashar Al Assad, Daniel Halper, Foreign Policy http://cdn.weeklystandard.biz/cache/280x280-.jpg