Black People Politics : Why Obama got it right on the Syria ‘red line’: Derek Chollet

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Derek Chollet: Why Obama got it right on the Syriared line

“I don’t think any of us should regret the fact that we got 1,300 tons of chemical weapons out of Syria.”

President Obama and the infamous “red line” he drew on chemical weapons use by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad are Exhibit A in what detractors call Obama’s feckless foreign policy and American weakness; but to Derek Chollet, former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs and former special assistant to President Obama and senior director for strategic planning of the National Security Council staff, the opposite is true ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog..._term=.4df11ca70ca5&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1


Derek Chollet, former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs and author of “The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World.” (Courtesy of the German Marshall Fund)


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Obama edges out Trump in poll of most admired man in 2016

President-elect Donald Trump might have been the long-shot success story of the year, but his predecessor, President Obama, is still the most admired man in the U.S., according to a plurality of respondents in a new poll.

Gallup released the results of a new poll Wednesday that shows 22 percent of 1,028 American adults surveyed mentioned Obama when posed an open-ended question about the man they most admire in the world. Trump was named by 15 percent of respondents ...

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Obama hits back for Russia hack, but leaves top spy off the hook

... The decision to leave Bortnikov off the sanctions list shows the delicate balancing act administration officials engaged in as they grappled with how to respond to what they viewed as unprecedented interference by Moscow in the U.S. political process. But some feared that an excessive response might set off a collision with President Vladimir Putin’s government and damage U.S. interests in the Mideast and elsewhere ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-hi...ut-leaves-top-spy-off-the-hook-021146212.html


Aleksander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security Service, at President Vladimir Putin’s meeting last August with the Russian Security Council in Moscow. (Photo: Russian Look via ZUMA Wire)


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