WASHINGTON POST: Where Obama failed on forging peace in the Middle East. “The way Obama managed the Israeli-Palestinian issue exhibited many of the hallmarks that have defined his first term. It began with a bid for historic change. But it foundered ultimately on his political and tactical misjudgments, on a lack of trusted relationships and on an outdated view of a conflict that many of his closest advisers imparted to him. And those advisers — veterans of the Middle East peace issue — clashed among themselves over tactics and turf.”
In fact, those who read the entire Post article will see Obama’s claim about the Bush years exposed as false. The Post points to the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza during Bush’s presidency.
And Obama himself says that his policy regarding Israeli settlements is the same as the stated policy of the Bush administration.
Given Obama’s willfully ignorant understanding of the Middle East, he was destined to make a fool of himself the minute he injected himself into this area of the world. Unfortunately, the same thing is true about many of his other foreign policy initiatives.
THE ASCENDANCY OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND ISLAMISM IS NOT A BUG OF OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY; IT'S A FEATURE - ONE TAB PREDICTED BEFORE THE 2008 ELECTION - MORE THAN ONCE - IN FACT AT LEAST 3 TIMES.