Black Friday Sale: Get 75% off a digital subscription

Kim Jong Un

Syria just one of Obama's foreign-policy failures

Syria just one of Obama's foreign-policy failures

The news that the Obama administration has spent $500 million to put "four or five" fighters on the ground in Syria adds an almost comic irony to what is ultimately a tragic farce.

In the 1980s, the symbol of Republican incompetence and mismanagement was the $600 toilet seat. Left out of the media coverage was the fact that the toilet seat was for a special kind of anti-submarine aircraft that had been out of production and needed special retrofitting. But forget all that. How does that compare to spending $100 million per non-bionic human soldier?

This news comes from Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, head of U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM. Ever the loyal soldier, General...