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July 30, 2014

Obama’s Syria Speech Wasn’t About Syria

“President Obama took to the podium from the East Wing of the White House for a primetime address, to talk about why the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria…  But in as many ways as Obama was explaining his case for action against Syria, the president seemed to lay out his plan for U.S. foreign policy and the nation’s responsibilities to global security in a post-9/11 , and post-Iraq and Afghanistan, world,” according to Stephanie Gaskell.

“These are the five tenets: 1. There will be no ‘slippery slope to war’… 2. The United States doesn’t do ‘pinpricks’… 3. Obama dismissed the “dangers of retaliation” from a strike against Syria… 4. How do we make sense of the Middle East?… 5. Why are we the world’s police?”

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