November 2, 2012

More U.S. 'Civilizing' Missions?

Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations

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I have met a lot of Middle Easterners who resent what seems to them to be an odd Western obsession with remaking the Middle East.  Its inevitable that the United States will be heavily involved in the Arab world, but both Republicans and Democrats should be careful before they insert themselves in other people’s debate over their identity and religion.

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