President Obama won some victories for the people this year, as this article points out. The “neoconservatives” are just as bad at formulating reasonable opinions on conflict as are their neoliberal counterparts working in lobbying/policy planning or in the State Department.
..Obama’s diplomatic offensive also has included pressing for meaningful Syrian peace talks in Geneva and pushing Iran to adopt a more constructive role in the region. All of this has infuriated the Saudi-Israeli alliance which favored escalating confrontations with the Syrian and Iranian governments. Back in the U.S., the neocons have never given up their dream of engineering multiple “regime changes..”