Doubling Down

Russia is expanding its support for the al Assad regime in Syria by inserting its soldiers into the country, ostensibly to “advise” the Syrians on the use of Russian weapons being flooded into there.

In response, President Barack Obama said,

[W]e are going to be engaging Russia to let them know that you can’t continue to double-down on a strategy that is doomed to failure[.]

And yet here is Obama, without a trace of irony, doubling down on his own doomed-to-fail strategy of using idle chit chat to influence an enemy.


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