Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Newsmax Editor-in-Chief: Don't Blame Obama For Iraq - The National Memo

A very interesting and fair-minded op-ed from the Editor in Chief of Newsmax.

That's not a typo. Christopher Ruddy, Editor in Chief of the anti-Obama website, writes:

(In this column, reprinted with permission from Newsmax, Christopher Ruddy, the conservative publication’s CEO and editor-in-chief, dissents from Republican rhetoric blaming President Obama for the deteriorating situation in Iraq and accusing the White House of bad faith in the prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — while reserving his disagreements with the Obama administration on other issues.) 
Oh, the foreign policy woes of a president in his second term.
“Blame Obama” seems to be the mantra of the day, especially from the Republican side of the aisle, whether it be the Bergdahl-Taliban swap or the new crisis in Iraq.
Think for a moment about an American president who deals with the supporters of Islamic terrorism, a rogue organization dead set on killing Americans… with a history of having murdered hundreds of American servicemen.
That same American president decides he wants to open up a dialogue with them, and also actually sell them American arms!
Even though they have held American hostages, he sends emissaries to do a deal and doesn’t even bother informing Congress. No, this wasn’t Barack Obama, and it wasn’t the recent deal with the Taliban to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. This was the story of President Ronald Reagan and his behind-the-scenes deal with Iran in the mid-1980s.

Read the full column here:  Newsmax Editor-in-Chief: Don't Blame Obama For Iraq - The National Memo:

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