Over the last two days, Aleppo has fallen to Assad and Putin. Christmas trees are being lit there. Syria is in shambles.
What has been striking to me is the absence of reporting. After eight years, I know this: The absence of reporting on a subject invariably means that reporting on it would be bad for Barack Obama.
Aleppo, Syria, and the aftermath of President Obama’s weakness in the Middle East has come home to roost in a horrifying, murderous way.
I’d just like to note here that Aleppo did fall. President Obama’s strategy (what was it again?) failed. The world is worse for it.
To learn more, read this fine piece by Tom Rogan. In it, Mr. Rogan asserts that the Saudis will pour money into what’s left of Syria to fund ISIS as a hedge against an empowered Iran. In addition, Putin’s muscle is beginning to define the Middle East and players there are realigning toward the new regional power, Russia.
President Obama’s “leading from behind” has wasted American blood and fortune. Shameful.
Photo credit: Yeowatzup, Flickr, Creative Commons: Boys in Aleppo, 2010