Barack Obama boasts about being the American president who pulled his country from wars. From this perspective, we can understand how he quickly withdrew American troops from Iraq and assigned a date for withdrawal in Afghanistan. He disagreed even with the Israeli premier and rejected an attack to halt the Iranian nuclear program and settled for targeting al-Qaeda members from afar using drones.
The waiting game
If Obama had made up his mind early on and decided to intervene or provide military support two years ago, the world would not have found itself in this bad situation.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
Obama hesitated over Syria despite the repetition of events which justify intervention that have taken place over a period of two years. This is due to his character and policy. He did not decide to deter the Syrian regime responsible for the killing of 1,400 people; one third of them is children, until after review and inspection and hesitated until calls appealing for help were made from across the world.