President Obama”™s Inaugural Address was fully dedicated to organizing domestically. For the few sentences he had to utter on international affairs, he could not have been more of a contrast to what his actions have been so far.
In his own words:
Obama has all but forgotten that on Syria, he has not been a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, and victims of prejudice. Nor did he think advancing peace in Syria by defeating the terror of Assad through meaningful support of anti-Assad forces is essential.
I would almost bet the words “victims of violence and rape” would have entered the speech had it not been for Syria”™s tragedy. In Obama”™s world, human dignity for Syrians can wait.
History can be manipulated, but most often has a sense of getting it right. With poverty on the rise, high unemployment, highest debt ever, and a media that holds the President unaccountable on anything disastrous overseas are all recipes for a bad history if the results are to be expected (i.e. More Benghazi, more Algeria, more violence emanating from Syria in the future, and more terror in general).