This article marks the return to the topic of Syria, which had dropped out of public consciousness, like a lot of other things that are waiting to be rotated back in.
The article at the link is long and detailed. You should read the whole thing. Watch for Hillary Rodham Clinton arguing for the United States to get "skin in the game" and Samantha Power saying "if you had met the rebels as frequently as I have, you would be as passionate as I am." Obama, by contrast, comes across as brooding and indecisive.
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Yeah... "uncertain path amid"... how hard did they need to think to come up with that?The NYT's uncertain path amid presidential failure.
It's such an all-purpose excuse for the President's failures. And so weird. "Path Amid Bloodshed"... that's one of these concrete images that don't really look right in the mind's eye. "Path" is metaphor, but what is a "path amid bloodshed"? We're asked to picture him — what? — walking around pools of blood?
"Amid" suggests standing still and being confused. "Path" suggests he's going somewhere.
The word "path" seems to give too much credit.
The word "amid" seems to suggest that he's not responsible for anything.