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Despite Obama's wishful thinking, prospects grim in Middle East [Commentary]
Despite Obama's wishful thinking, prospects grim in Middle East [Commentary]

 In striving to sell his strategy for taking on the jihadist terror group the Islamic State, President Obama has offered a heavy dose of wishful thinking about the new Iraqi leadership and his coalition of the willing that includes Arab allies. He spelled it all out on CBS's "60 Minutes" in response to questions from host Steve Kroft, who got the president to acknowledge that he had received bum information from James Clapper, his top intelligence chief. Then, as the saying goes, Mr. Obama threw him under the bus. He told Mr. Kroft rather indelicately that Mr. Clapper has acknowledged that the intelligence community "underestimated what had...

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