These three quotes, when taken in all at once, seem to somehow resonate.
- Barack Obama: “Peace in our time.” (No, really.)
- New York Times (1): “Mali Army, Riding U.S. Hopes, Is Proving No Match for Militants“
- New York Times (2): “U.S. Weighing How Much Help to Give France’s Military Operation in Mali“
Byron York wants you to read the two NYT pieces in reverse order than I do… which pretty much illustrates the current foreign policy disagreement in the Republican party. Byron presumably wants people to note that we’re being drawn into intervening in Mali despite the fact that the country is falling apart, and he presumably is against intervention on those grounds; I want people to note that Mali is at least falling apart because we – and by ‘we’ I mean ‘the Obama administration’ – messed up our commitments there, and now an actual American ally* is going in their to clean it up. (more…)