The Obama Doctrine: Syria Vs. Libya Intervention

As the pressure grows on President Obama to take action in Syria, it's worth going back to re-read the March 2011 speech he gave explaining his intervention in Libya

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  • Syria, Iran and the Obama Doctrine
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  • Libya Offers Obama Vindication, But Not Doctrine
    People looking for a clear Obama doctrine had a hard time finding it ... is going to be raised increasingly now in places like Syria, Yemen and who knows, perhaps Iran in the future, because of Libya," she says. "Libya has now created a different model."
    08/29/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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