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Palestinian boys listen to President Barack Obama's speech at Cairo University.
Palestinian boys listen to President Barack Obama's speech at Cairo University.

First, to help overthrow U.S. allies before someone else does so and somehow we will benefit from being on the right side.

Second, to ignore who takes power afterwards because somehow they will be better than their predecessors, somehow we will be more popular with them, and somehow U.S. interests will be preserved.

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Landler definitely thought he was making Obama look good. Instead, I think, he was really showing us that the bad thinking and disastrous policy was planned and purposeful.

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I've been pointing out President Obama's personal foreign policy agenda since early in his first term, but that doesn't mean I think any other potential president would have fared any better. They have those same blinders. You can't listen to what they tell you to get elected. You must read the small print. Very few Americans in general are not hidebound in their own life fantasy, very few have the desire to dialogue. Even on this site, if you read the comments, with few exceptions it is just people spouting off.

  2. The facts are that Iraq has been a fractured mess since the US invasion, Ben Ali was no asset, Mubarak was no friend, Ghadafi was one of the most evil rulers of the past half century, and that there may not be any good guys in Syria (at least none with any power). Obama had the foresight to realize that Mubarak was not going to live forever and to side with the good guys in Libya. And in fact, Morsi has actually been better — so far — than Mubarak in numerous respects (something I would have never believed possible).

  3. This is a clear analysis of the long-standing prevalence of USAmerican subjugation to Islamist threat. Should this all not be US' diverting tactics to the world? He, with Muslim Oba. flirting (he thinks he is still on the sly) with enemies of the world, compatible blood attracts its kind. Where to, world? Look up, your help is from ABOVE.

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