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Entries by Lionel Beehner from 05/2012

Why Is Obama Playing Politics With Syria?

| Posted 05.30.2012 | World

An election has a funny way of suspending our rationality abroad. Maybe there is something of Arab Spring fatigue setting in among Western policymakers. Still, one has to wonder that if this were not an election year whether there would have been a more forceful U.S. response to the bloodshed in Syria.