Close To Zero

Wieseltier, Leon
June 2012
New Republic;6/7/2012, Vol. 243 Issue 9, p40
The author looks at the foreign policy of U.S. President Barack Obama regarding the civil violence in Syria under president Bashar Al Assad. He reviews and argues against several explanations commonly given to justify the lack of U.S. intervention in Syria, including the complexity of the country's ethnic, religious, and political dynamics, that U.S. action must occur at the right time, and that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the intervention in Libya, Americans are fatigued by U.S. military involvement.


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