May 21, 2011

The Mideast Has Tuned America Out

Flynt & Hillary Mann Leverett, Foreign Policy

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The people of the Middle East don't want the leadership that President Obama offered them on Thursday.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Israel, Bahrain, Libya, Egypt, Middle East, United States, Barack Obama


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