Cognitive Dissonance in Aleppo

I’m struck by the number of liberals posting on FB about the horror taking place in Aleppo and how these atrocities are affecting innocent women and children. It is admirable that they are noticing this and wishing they could do something to help these poor people. But, do they not realize that this nightmare is a direct result of the failed Middle East foreign policy of the last 8 years? How can they possibly bemoan Hillary Clinton’s loss without acknowledging the significant role she and Obama played in this misery. We don’t know yet whether Trump will do any better, but it’s incredibly difficult to imagine him doing worse.

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Bruce Robertson is an amateur writer and professional provocateur
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3 Responses to Cognitive Dissonance in Aleppo

  1. The problems in the Middle East go back WAY farther than 8 years. No matter which modern president you want to blame (if any), there is no clear path in that part of the world.

    • I would never suggest the problems in the ME started with Obama, but no question he made them substantially worse, and he really does own the mess in Syria. Even many of my liberal friends agree with that statement. See my FB comments for proof of that.

      • I agree that he didn’t handle Syria properly. I’m glad I wasn’t president (as, I’m sure, are many of your friends!). These are NOT easy issues. Let’s hope that your Mr. Trump has fantastic ideas on our complicated foreign policy situation. Wisely, he has kept these ideas well under wraps to date.

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