February 4, 2014

Obama Won't Escape Bush's Shadow in Arabia

Faisal Al Yafai, The National

Fox News

What Mr Obama wants from the Middle East and what the Middle East needs from the US are two very different things. What plays well in Peoria will not play well in Palestine, or in Aleppo or in Baghdad.

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TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama, George W. Bush


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