Obama's attempt to be on the right side of history was a failure in thinking
Washington's policy was based on the assumption that it was reading the direction of history correctly, but the paradigm underlying the call was problematic.
Last year, when Mohammed Morsi assumed the presidency of Egypt, the White House warmly embraced the Muslim Brotherhood regime. It was a policy decision that meant abandoning Washington’s veteran allies in Egypt and arousing concern among its allies in the Arab world. It also meant ignoring the anti-Western essence of the the Muslim Brotherhood, which is true even when tactical...
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