Obama's unwillingness to take positive action to support democracy in the M.E. is because those despots are US despots who helped them gain power and keep it. The only muslim base the US has are the elite. As for the Orwellian attack of calling him antisemetic is absurd ,he is chalk full of Jews in his administration and he named Hillary as secretary of state a true blue AIPAC supporter.! When "sanity" returns to Washington as you describe it can the USA afford another Neo Con admin like Bush Chaney? Their policies are the anchor that is sinking Obama and ANY thought of True democracy building in the M.E Unless monopoly capitalism is your measuring stick.......PEACE EVER?
15 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash (Reuters)