Barone: Obama’s bungled Mideast policy revealing itself
In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were killed Sept. 11. 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 endear America to Arabs has been proven unfounded.
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