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Mona Yacoubian quoted in Bloomberg News on Obama’s anti-war stance and the crisis in Syria

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Among the pivotal moments of Barack Obama‘s political career was an October 2002 speech challenging the tide of public opinion to oppose war with Iraq. His anti-war stance helped him win the Democratic nomination in 2008, and later the White House.


Mona Yacoubian, a senior adviser on the Middle East at the Stimson Center, a Washington
policy research institute, said that the U.S. may have reached a ”
Srebrenica moment,” referring to the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims,
in which international moral outrage over civilian deaths trumped doubts
about military intervention.

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