June 23, 2014

The Man Who Broke the Middle East

Elliott Abrams, Politico

The Associated Press

The Middle East that Obama inherited in 2009 was largely at peace, for the surge in Iraq had beaten down the al Qaeda-linked groups. U.S. relations with traditional allies in the Gulf, Jordan, Israel and Egypt were very good. Iran was contained, its Revolutionary Guard forces at home. Today, terrorism has metastasized in Syria and Iraq, Jordan is at risk, the humanitarian toll is staggering, terrorist groups are growing fast and relations with U.S. allies are strained.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Middle East, U.S. Foreign Policy, United States, Barack Obama


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