The Scramble on the Middle East, Child Abuse Laws, and The Roosevelts on PBS
On Sunday, the New York Times ran an article full of President Obama's behind-the scenes reflections and conversations about ISIS and the Middle East. From that article: "He was acutely aware that the operation he was about to embark on would not solve the larger issues in that region by the time he left office. 'This will be a problem for the next president,' Mister Obama said ruefully, 'and probably the one after that.'"
On today's show, Bill Greider from The Nation says we're not learning our post-9/11 lessons about the limitations of the U.S. as a superpower. If we try to impose our will on a situation there, he argues, President Obama's prediction will indeed come true.
Also, on the show today, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was indicted for injuring his son, but United States laws on child abuse may mean he'll serve no jail time. Mark Joseph Stern from Slate fills us in on the details. Finally, The Roosevelts by Ken Burns on PBS premiered on Sunday, and we'll get a full report from Time.com's James Poniewozik.
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