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Who 'Lost' Egypt?

Daniel30 Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 10:44 AM
Here is the lesson for both parties as they dream of creating the world according to either a Liberal or Conservative version of the American dream: When you stir a pot of poo - don't be surprised if all you accomplish is creating a big stink. If the Middle East was somehow something to win - is there a different game in town with a different prize? It is sort of like winning the title to a underwater mortgage on a dilapidated house in a rundown part of town where meth labs are the primary source of employment. Sometimes winning the game isn't as important as not getting sucked into playing it.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 8:49 PM
Oil. The Holy Sites. The subjugation of billions, worldwide.
Not exactly nothing...
In the past, American presidential campaigns have featured bitter recriminations over foreign policy reverses. Harry Truman was charged with having “lost China” following the take-over of the Chinese mainland by Mao Tse-Tung’s communists. In subsequent years similar formulations were used to challenge those responsible for the loss to the Free World of Vietnam, Iran and post-Soviet Russia.

Today, the question for voters in the 2012 election to ponder might be posed as “Who lost Egypt?” To make matters worse, it is likely that the losses won’t stop there.

Indeed, before it’s over, we may well see nearly...