According to Barack Obama, when people lose faith in Washington they find refuge in god, guns, and xenophobia. Michael Young wonders why, when questioning General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Obama took a minimalist view of what America could do to help Iraqi citizens regain faith in their government.
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