Dr Mead, normally on-point, is – as are all the other pundits refusing to think outside the box of traditional presidents (all the more ironic as Obama was elected because he was NOT traditional) – wrong again on Obama making “mistakes” in his strategy re: ISIS.
It’s amazing how many people, after so much time, refuse to understand Obama. He is not making mistakes.
If he wanted to expand Shia to the Med what, exactly would he do differently?
He is using the brutality of Sunni ISIS to demoralize Iraq so much they are willing to turn to Iran for help – Obama won’t let America help; it would destroy his strategy. Iran – finally, after Obama has spoken for a year about getting them to assist, will come in & be just as brutal against ISIS as ISIS has been against Iraqis. ISIS will be defeated.
Americans – with zero understanding of the region’s players or history (an excuse Mead lacks) – will rejoice that ISIS has been defeated. With an Obama-enabled Shia nuke, Iran will extend its hegemony through Syria to the Med.
The Saudis will call due the payment for their funding of Pakistanis SUNNI Bomb, and the Shia 12th-imam Iranian nutters (and Obama; “Hussein,” after all was the name of one of the founders of Shia Islam) will have their own regional nuclear conflagration.
Obama, having midwifed the mess and put America squarely on one side of a millennia-long internecine war, likely will intervene. Israel will have little choice once nukes start popping.
And the American Congress, unwilling to enforce Constitutional limits on our erstwhile tyrant, the American military, unwilling to act on their oath to the Constitution (NOT to the president), and the American Democrat voter, will be directly responsible for the deaths of millions.
THAT is what’s going on.
Obama isn’t making mistakes; he’s achieved every goal he set out to achieve.
And his next goal is expanding Shia hegemony. Ignorant American voters, stupid One Worlder euro-idiots, and the MSM are helping him do so.
…and taking down America as he goes.
It’s called, “Fundamentally transforming America,” and it’s the ONLY promise the bastard’s kept.
(Unaddressed is whether the balloon will go up in October 2016, allowing, in the name of “national security,” Obama to call off the elections…)