GWB tried, and failed, to create a kind of Arab democracy that would serve to thwart the Islamists.
The Zero policy is to appease the Islamists and bring them to power.
And GWB never whispered to a foreign head of state that he would have “more flexibility” after his reelection to undermine the security of his country.
What is true is that the left is utterly dishonest. If GWB had carried out the kind of drone war that Zero has, the left and the MSM would be shrieking about it non-stop. When Zero does it, they get a tingle down their leg and that shuts them up.
Zero and GWB have both made the Middle East worse by involving the U.S.
There is a reason historians refer to that region as “the graveyard of empires”. Until the people living there make the choice to stop the internecine warfare and squabbling by powerful families, it will never change. Any outsiders trying to play poltical games there will find themselves set upon like carrion ripped apart by jackals.
We should just pull out, only maintaining ties with Israel.
Agreed! Maher spouted the party line, when he claimed there was no war in Libya, because there were “no boots on the ground”. Setting aside how that’s probably a lie — the notion that a war is not a war if there are “no boots on the ground” is an extremely dangerous concept. We already have drones for the air war; and we’re getting very close to having robots capable of fighting a ground war. If none of these robots wear boots, does that mean we’ve finally ended war? Will Obama be able to kill people and break things in foreign lands at will? Will he be able to change regimes with impunity, whenever he has a whim to do so? It’s all very scary stuff — and the MSM is cheer-leading, rather than shrieking.