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U.S. boots on the ground against ISIS: President Obama and the Palin doctrine

July 6, 2015, Michael Doran

In June 2013, Sarah Palin was asked for her preferred solution to the Syrian civil war and she said “let Allah sort it out.” Michael Doran calls this view the Palin doctrine. By extension, those who oppose U.S. combat forces in Syria are adherents of the Palin doctrine.

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