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'True Leaders Lead from the Front'

2:28 PM, Aug 24, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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John Bolton, writing in the New York Post, urges President Obama to "lead from the front."

The end of the Khadafy regime in Libya has focused new attention on the rebels in Syria -- as has last week’s belated call by President Obama for the ouster of Bashar al-Assad. But it will take a more radical Obama course correction to make a real difference. After six months of bloodshed, with thousands dead, and only mild White House responses earlier, this belated pronouncement is likely too little too late.

At the very least, the administration needs to recognize the false premises behind its mistakes...

Obama has thus far grievously mishandled Syria, as he has an increasingly long list of other crisis spots. Americans will soon have to decide if they can do better, with a president who remembers that true leaders lead from the front.

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