Perception of Obama backing Iranian power play is spurring ‘rise in radicalism’

Washington Free Beacon:

The perception that President Obama has backed an Iranian power play has spurred a rise in radicalism.  Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, argued that Obama’s policies in regard to the Middle East and the Iranian nuclear negotiation are ‘tragically flawed.’

“He thinks there is an opportunity here to turn Iran from being our enemy into being our friend,” Boot said.

The Obama administration has taken a different approach when it comes to its policy on the Middle East. The U.S. has withdrawn much of its military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, evacuated the embassy in Yemen, and refused direct involvement in the Syrian civil war and the Libya conflict.

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