This is an extremely well done article from The Washington Post. Maps can put things into perspective. They help us make sense of the world around us. Knowing where The Crimea is for example is probably a good thing these days as politicians rattle sabers and jockey for position. If things were to get hot it is our sons and daughters after all who would find themselves in harm’s way. Might be nice to know where they are going (or aren’t).
FYI Mr. President, Syria is also not on the Gulf Coast.
We are often hard on the president, mainly because he has taken crony capitalism to whole new levels. But his general leadership style is also suspect. It just seems like the guy has a chip on his shoulder, like he’s got to show everyone who’s boss. He seems to hold the entire idea of separation of powers in contempt, something which is not a stroke of genius by our founders but a roadblock which keeps him from implementing his agenda.