ANDREW MCCARTHY: In search of a strategy.
While ripping Obama for having no Islamic State strategy, Republicans are now reviving the inane strategy of supporting the illusory “moderate Syrian opposition.” Those would be the same forces they wanted to support against Assad. The only problem was that there aren’t enough real moderates in Syria to mount a meaningful challenge to the regime. The backbone of the opposition to Assad has always been the Muslim Brotherhood, and the most effective fighters against the regime have always been the jihadists. So we’re back to where we started from.
The politician who can find a middle way between Obama's "head in the sand" strategy and the McCain / Graham "bomb everything" strategy … would probably be ignored by the media. A real strategy doesn't make for good sound bites.