America’s traditional allies have become very worried following the unexpected collapse in Afghanistan.
Washington’s whirlwind outreach is evidently an effort to shore up confidence among U.S. allies in American defense commitments.
Given the president’s unyielding support for the Saudis and Emiratis as especially lucrative customers for this country’s defense industry, the Qataris have clearly decided to crib the Saudi playbook.
Obama was wrong about what all that money would do. Rather than tamping down conflict, it fanned it.