Nick Kristof blasts our Nobel Peace Prize winner's passivity in Syria and Sudan:
Yet the president is taking prudence to the point of paralysis. I’m generally an admirer of Obama’s foreign policy, but his policies toward both Syria and Sudan increasingly seem lame, ineffective and contrary to American interests and values. Obama has shown himself comfortable projecting power — as in his tripling of American troops in Afghanistan. Yet now we have the spectacle of a Nobel Peace Prize winner in effect helping to protect two of the most odious regimes in the world.
If these polled well we would be at war tomorrow. What Mr. Kristof needs to do is outline a plan under which Obama can launch these wars, energize the anti-war left, transfer responsibility for the wars to the House Republicans, and then campaign as the candidate who will end these distracting foreign adventures and focus on rebuilding America.