What’s worse than no strategy? Israel Hayom, Clifford D. May, February 11, 2015
It seems like only yesterday that U.S. President Barack Obama was being criticized for having no strategy to counter the jihadi threat. In fact, it was about 10 days ago. Peggy Noonan’s Feb. 1 Wall Street Journal column was headlined: “America’s strategy deficit.”
Since then, a different perception has been taking root: Obama does indeed have a strategy — a “secret strategy,” one that is alarmingly misguided.
According to this theory, he believes that fighting terrorism requires accommodating the regime long recognized by the U.S. government as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism: the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He may also see the Islamic republic not as a rival to the Islamic State group but as a more moderate alternative — despite the fact that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has repeatedly declared hostility toward…
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