Lewis said almost exactly what I have been saying for many years. During my 89 years I spent about about a third working as a consutlant in the Arab world. I found that the US State Dept. had no time for any businessmens' suggestions or informations. My time in Iran was before the fall of the Shah. However, I found friendly, well-educated people who were prone to go toward democracy. I remained in touch with some wjho immigrated to the US and they told me that the youth despised the rule of the Islamist.
Obama turned up his nose and may have created a debcale that could lead to a devastating war in the region.
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