A new poll suggests deep disappointment with the US and Obama’s policies in the Arab world. Middle East specialist Khaled Elgindy sheds light on how a president who once inspired new hope in the region has ended up disappointing so many.
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President Obama,along with other Democrats, has repeatedly bragged about killing Osama Bin Laden.This blood is on his hands.
I would like to think that Obama was genuine when he made his Cairo speech but from day one his hands have been tied by a Congress mostly made up of Republicans who seem to have more power than he has as they block any progress he tries to make; by an extreme Christian right working to-gether with an Israeli lobby + Netanyayu to ensure that he follows the line and a dirty campaign that has even questioned where he was born and portrayed him as an Islamist sympathizer. Why he did not move away from Bush's aggressive foreign policy has been my biggest disappointment. Having said that they say people take bolder steps with a second term. We've already had a taste of Romney's diplomatic talents on foreign policy. Electing him now in the present dangerous climate would spell total disaster.
He has disappointed a lot of people because he spoke in general terms of hope and change but gave no specific ideas of what change would look like or how he would achieve it. This led to each party thinking they knew what he would do when they did not know. Of course this would lead to disappointment. It got him elected but now how can he deliver.
That is what happens when you go to Cairo and call on people to stand up for freedom and then sit and watch as they are slaughtered. It was Sarkozy within minutes that saved Benghazi, not the US. In Syria the US is trying to save Assad. Both the two major players Iran and the US are equally unpopular in the Arab world. They just handed it to the MB because they did not know what to do, betraying their own dictator earned them no points. You imagine Syria the US will not be welcome after Assad falls. The US will double their efforts to keep him in power.
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