The Obama Doctrine in Syria and Iran

Monday, February 27, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the V-sign for victory as he waits for the arrival of Ismail Haniya, Palestinian Hamas premier. (ATTA KENARE/Getty)

After nine long years in Iraq and an ongoing, tenuous drawdown in Afghanistan, few politicians on either side of the aisle want to get involved in another war. These days, many inside and outside of the Beltway feel that the best way to deal with international conflicts is merely to provide the "seed money": given enough time and arms, the Syrians can oust Bashar al-Assad on their own; Israel can stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Yet David Sanger strongly disagrees with this strategy. Sanger is chief Washington correspondent for our partner The New York Times and contributor to WQXR's "The Washington Report." 


David Sanger

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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