In Barack Obama’s fantasy Middle East, the U.S. isn’t losing the war against ISIS, Iran isn’t a problem, and relations with Israel are just fine. That’s the good news. The bad news is Obama actually believes this and he’s still with us until January 2017
Jeffrey Goldberg’s recent Atlantic interview with President Obama is quite something. Conducted just after Ramadi fell to the Islamic State, but before the ancient Syrian city ofPalmyra did, the interview covers three big topics: the war against the Islamic State, Israel and the Iranian nuclear negotiations.
Here are a few quick observations.