Faces of the Mideast Revolutions

The president’s ineffectual statement on Friday’s massacre in Syria is the latest act in a White House drama that begin in 2009, starring a brilliant intellect who is nonetheless confounded by events. Christopher Dickey and John Barry on Obama’s flailing foreign policy—which appears headed for unmitigated disaster.

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