Politico: Did Obama get Erdogan wrong?


Will Truman

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  1. Avatar Kim says:

    Ataturk is dead. Long live the Dictator For Life.Report

  2. Avatar Damon says:

    Shesh, failure to envision that it could be both?

    You gotta deal with who’s in power. You also might want to “help change” who’s in power, say like Iran, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Panama. It’s completely reasonable that we helped the coup, realized it was going to fail, and “expressed our support” for the surviving admin. Hell, that sounds like SOP.

    “Edelman said. “If there’s anything we’ve learned from the last six years in that part of the world, it’s that one-man rule isn’t very stable.” Yeah, right. The Saudis, Iraqis (until recently), the Iranians (until the revolution), The Egyptians (until recently) all had stable dictators/authoritarian gov’ts. We’ve been backing guys like Erdowan for decades all over the globe and it’s worked out well for us. Stability, commerce, nice places to put our bases as we surrounded the Russians. Human rights? Screw em, we got commies to encircle.Report