If they understood the history between Turkey and the Kurds they might have a clue.
The White House is growing more frustrated with Turkish inaction against Islamic State fighters as Kurdish forces desperately battle to keep the Syrian border town of Kobani from falling into militants’ hands, according to a published report.
The New York Times quoted a senior administration official who slammed the Ankara government for “dragging its feet to act to prevent a massacre less than a mile from its border.”
“After all the fulminating about Syria’s humanitarian catastrophe, they’re inventing reasons not to act to avoid another catastrophe,” the official continued. “This isn’t how a NATO ally acts while hell is unfolding a stone’s throw from their border.”
To express their outrage at the ISIS blitz, Obama Tuesday went on a fundraising blitz in New York and Connecticut on our dime, including one at the lavish estate of Richie Richman. Yes, really.
Pres Obama arrives Greenwich, CT to attend DSCC event at the home of Rich Richman. Tickets as high as $32,400 per. pic.twitter.com/C0aKOwT60Z
— Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) October 7, 2014
Man of the people, yo!. Meanwhile, can we forget the impending ISIS slaughter in Kobane and concern ourselves more with Obama’s legacy, please?
— DCCC (@dccc) October 8, 2014
Much of his legacy includes misery for Americans, including members of his own party who’ve been voted out of office in droves. You know, if it weren’t for such a hostile media Obama might have left a better legacy:
At DNC fundraiser, Pres Obama tells donors that the press and Washington feed voter cynicism that could cost Dems the midterm elections.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 7, 2014