“Shame on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,” said Leon Wieseltier, the literary critic and fellow at the Brookings Institution, who slammed the Museum for “releasing an allegedly scientific study that justifies bystanderism”

Playing politics with the Holocaust Museum
Editorial Board
September 9, 2017

What will it take to keep the United States Holocaust Museum free of political interference and manipulation? The problem first popped up soon after its founding a quarter-century ago, then faded — until now, it appears. The museum, in conjunction with the US Institute for Peace, was set to unveil a study on Syrian war crimes on Monday. The report claims it was near-impossible for then-President Barack Obama to “take effective action to prevent atrocities.” In other words, the study — which relies on “computational modeling and game theory methods” — is basically a whitewash of Obama’s abandoning of his self-proclaimed “red line” against Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad. READ MORE

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