November 28, 2012

Obama Abandons Arab Moderates

Elliott Abrams, National Review

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There is a battle under way in every Arab country between moderate forces, which seek progress toward real democracy, and Salafi and Muslim Brotherhood groups or affiliates, which seek power so that they can begin the process of imposing their views. As we have just seen in Egypt, when these latter get power they use it.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Egypt, Arab, Barack Obama


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