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The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

Too Smart To Be A Liberal Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:20 AM
From an Arab Christian friend in Egypt: "Obama is a weak man, a weak president - that is how we see it here."

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...