He says that the US leader has demonstrated weakness in his policy on Syria.
According to the Los Angeles Times, in February a CIA-armed militia called Knights of Righteousness was run out of the town of Marea by Pentagon-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
"If anything demonstrates the incompetence, futility, and danger of the president's policy in Syria, it's this almost comic clash between fighters trained by two separate wings of our national security apparatus," the author wrote.
According to Moran, the embarrassing situation resulted from Washington’s unwillingness to support the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA). The US feared that supporting the FSA would require ground troops and would force Russia to intervene.
"But Clinton-Obama played it safe and now we are presented with a Gordian Knot that appears hopelessly tangled. Each strand that is unraveled leads to another strand tightening," Moran underscored.
"I don't envy the next president who has to manage the slaughter to keep it from spilling over Syria's borders and further embroil the region in conflict," he concluded.