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Lee Smith really thinks this

I really can’t believe how he is so reliably able to astound. A real gem which pins the “defining moment” of declining US influence in the middle east on…. Obama’s Cairo speech. I had to stop there:

“But if little has so far changed in the region, it is a very different matter for U.S. policymakers. Even though the dust is far from settling in the Middle East, in Washington the picture is already starting to become clear. The U.S. position in the region, an area of vital interest since the end of World War II, has been weakened. The erosion has taken place gradually over time and is a factor of many forces not attributable to any single episode or administration, but one can nonetheless identify a defining moment—Obama’s Cairo speech.


Written by nickbiddlenoe

July 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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