July 10, 2015 | Quote

Washington Post Editorial: White House “Failed” in Syria by Targeting ISIS But Not Assad

The Obama administration’s decision to target the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but not the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad was a “half-measure” that has led to the “latest U.S. failure in Syria,” a staff editorial appearing Wednesday in The Washington Post argued.


Implicit in this critique is an observation made recently by Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, that the Obama administration had acquiesced to an “Iranian zone of influence in Syria.” Jonathan Spyer, director of of the Rubin Center, made similar observations about the administration’s acquiescence to the role played by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in training and equipping the Shiite militias in Iraq.


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