America - lost in the Middle East
Were Obama’s mistakes in the Middle East inevitable? Not necessarily. The U.S. had one friend in the area - Israel. A stable democratic country and a strategic ally.
According to Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist, Barack Obama’s prescription for U.S. foreign policy is “Don’t do stupid stuff.” As a guide to the conduct of foreign policy in the Middle East, that was evidently not enough.
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