$500 Million For '4 or 5' Fighters: Why Syria is Just Another Obama Foreign-Policy Failure and a Tragic Farce
By JONAH GOLDBERG, National Review
The news that the Obama administration has spent $500 million to put “four or five” fighters on the ground in Syria adds an almost comic irony to what is ultimately a tragic farce.
In the 1980s, the symbol of Republican incompetence and mismanagement was the $600 toilet seat. Left out of the media coverage was the fact that the toilet seat was for a special kind of anti-submarine aircraft that had been out of production and needed special retrofitting. But forget all that.