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The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

Dark Matter Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 8:07 AM
The Consequences of America's Bungled Mideast Policy, from the 1950s to today:
johnm h Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 8:55 AM
So we caused them to be who they are and act as they act? Amazing how influential we are. We did of course find and develop their oil, so we are responsible for the wealth and resulting economic disintegration of 13th century economies into the new configurations.

In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag.

It was "the day the roof fell in," proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama's "efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism -- in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel -- have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States."

In other words, his Middle East policies are in shambles. His assumption that a president "who doesn't look like other presidents" would...