“There’s a playbook in Washington that presidents are supposed to follow, and the playbook prescribes responses to different events, and these responses tend to be militarized responses … In the midst of an international challenge like Syria, you are judged harshly if you don’t follow the playbook, even if there are good reasons.” The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg talks to President Obama about the most controversial aspect of his tenure: His take on America’s role in the world. The Obama Doctrine, or how the phrase don’t do stupid shit, for better or worse, defined an era.