The president needs to show some balls. And what better way then to "make a statement" in the ME.
He needs a win for his legacy. Something other than failed gun measures, failed foriegn policy, treated like a annoying litte brother to Putin.
Oh, and Obama care that may very well bankrupt more people and businesses than get medical help for.
See the meaning uses a minority language as an outlet to communicate itself? The outlet/language is not representative of the majority of the population? Not to mention that "Black Bird" is more related to a flag rather than the Dardanian people.
Hence Dardania is a more direct approach for this country.