New York Times Reassured By Obama Foreign Policy. Our Allies? Not So Much

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, near Yemen / AP

Readers of the New York Times could be forgiven for believing that the Obama administration is maintaining a tough military posture in the Middle East. Consider today’s report, courtesy of Helene Cooper, from the decks of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, where Cooper portrays the Navy as maintaining a vigilant, tense watch on Iranian activity in the Persian Gulf: