Jean MacKenzieJune 17, 2013 12:56Updated June 17, 2013 12:57
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — What does President Barack Obama see when he looks at the Syrian disaster? Is it Afghanistan, where the effort to assist the anti-Soviet jihad in the 1980s ultimately gave strength and weapons to the Taliban? Perhaps he thinks of Iraq? Or is he afraid that history will condemn him for failure to protect civilians, as in Rwanda or Bosnia?