An explanation for U.S. President Barack Obama’s reluctance to get his hands dirty in Syria lies in recent history -- when George W. Bush's administration rushed headlong into a war with Iraq and swiftly became entangled in a conflict that took an enormous toll in treasure and lives -- both American as well as Iraqi.
In November 2015, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network, a far-right news and opinion site. In the course of the conversation, Bannon made the startling assertion that Silicon Valley has far too many Asian CEOs. An ominous portent of things to come? It certainly seems so today.