Friday, January 8, 2016

"We caved." (It was all the White House whiz kids' fault, right?)

"What happened when Barack Obama’s idealistic rhetoric collided with the cold realities of war and dictatorship in the Middle East and beyond."

1 comment:

Chiu ChunLing said...

"Obama’s early rhetoric as president suggested a real shift, the hopes for which were reflected in his remarkable receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize during his first year in office; in accepting the award, he acknowledged the struggle of protesters and democrats everywhere. When Obama went to Egypt in June 2009, he gave an address to the Muslim world at Cairo University in which many heard an inspiring celebration of universal values."

The staggering idiocy of anyone still pretending that Obama or those around him actually had any good intentions for the Middle East is more than I can tolerate. Imagining that the "Arab Spring" and subsequent developments 'just happened', and wasn't anything to do with Obama's policy decisions to deliberately destabilize the region and side with the worst actors, is an exercise in delusion I'm not going to entertain.