Diminished Obama Fumbling in Middle East

By Steve Huntley, Chicago Sun-Times - July 13, 2014

The Middle East is in flames, and the president of the United States seems largely irrelevant.

Israel and Hamas terrorists are fighting another Gaza war. What was once touted by the administration as a success story in Iraq degenerated into a nightmare of bloodshed and triumph by Islamist fanatics. The Syrian civil war plods on with the death toll at 150,000, millions turned into refugees and dictator Bashar al-Assad still in power despite Washington’s demand that he must go.

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