Can someone explain to me why President Obama decided to announce that he’s going to deploy U.S. Special Forces to Syria on the same day that Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to meet with Russian and Iranian diplomats to discuss how to end the four and a half year-long war?
What was that all about?
Did he think he was going to scare the Russians and Iranians by rattling a few sabers?
Did he think that they’d call off their military offensive and withdraw their support for Assad?
What was he thinking?
Even Kerry was embarrassed by the announcement, which accomplished nothing except to convince the attendees that US foreign policy is concocted by amateurs who have no idea what they’re doing. That’s all it achieved.
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