“The foreign policy failures of the Obama years are father to Trump’s callous treatment of refugees”

AMERICAN INTEREST
The Refugee Ban and the Holocaust
by Walter Russell Mead & Nicholas M. Gallagher
January 28, 2017

The refugee question is not the only uncomfortable parallel between the 1930s and our own time. The real problem in the 1930s wasn’t the lack of compassion for Jewish and other refugees; it was the feckless appeasement of Adolf Hitler and the unwillingness to confront him that empowered the Nazi persecution of the Jews and created hundreds of thousands of refugees. So today the true villain of the Syria story—aside from Syria, Russia, and Iran—is the feckless Obama foreign policy that allowed a cyst to metastasize into a cancer, just as Britain, France, and America once allowed Hitler to grow into the master of Europe. READ MORE

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