August 31, 2014 – This edition[ of the weekly column covers President Barack Obama’s nonexistent strategy for dealing with ISIS, known as the Islamic State, and the situation in Iraq. I question why the Obama Administration cannot simply ask Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for help, as Syria has never threatened the U.S.
From the column:
“Why does the US government insist on aligning with theocracies in the Middle East? If there is anything that contradicts the US Constitution and American values it is a theocratic government. I do not believe that a majority in the Middle East wants to live under such a system, so why do we keep pushing it on them? Is that what they call promoting democracy?
“A lack of strategy is a glimmer of hope. Perhaps the president will finally stop listening to the neocons and interventionists whose recommendations have gotten us into this mess in the first place! Here’s a strategy: just come home.”