Senator John McCain is demanding that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appear before a Senate committee to explain the latest Benghazi attack. Terrorists set off explosions in the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi and injured people. Senator McCain wants to know why Hillary Clinton did not know about the attack and why there were no US Marines to prevent it. OK, so she left the government a few months ago, but that is no excuse for her not sending out warnings to embassies and consulates throughout the world. McCain wants ANSWERS! This is simply another of the failed Obama foreign policy mistakes which prevents innocent people from getting killed. First, they set off explosions in the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi and tomorrow they will be setting off explosions in the American consulate in Benghazi.
We Americans should be grateful for the work of Senator John McCain in uncovering failures of the Clinton/Obama administration. The fighting US senator also wants to know how President Obama could be off on vacation when consulates in the world are being attacked by terrorists. OK, so John was at one of his six houses, but he was not at some island playing golf when innocent people died!!
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About two years ago the suicide of a frustrated man in Tunisia unleashed what has become the “Arab Spring.” It ushered in period in which the people of the Middle East appeared to be on the road toward establishing new governments that represented the will of the people and promised to bring people onto the road of modernity and economic prosperity. Alas, two years later it is clear that Egypt is divided, Tunisia is divided, Syria is divided, Iraq is divided and even Turkey is divided between forces seeking to go back and forces seeking to move forward into the 21st century. At this moment, two camps glare at one another in Egypt: those who are pro-Musi?anti-coup?anti military vs those who are pro-coup/anti Mursi/pro military. It is completely unclear whether the Egyptian military is sincere in its promise to leave the political arena and return to the barracks. The only clarity is presence of opposing forces regarding the role of religion in government and life.
Ironically, Iran is also divided. Newly elected President Rouhani apparently seeks to allow moderation of religious control in order to create a modern economic society and gain allegiance of millions of disaffected young people. If the American government had any sense it would talk with Rouhani and temporarily lessen sanctions.
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There no longer are American troops in Iraq. No longer do US Marines patrol the streets of Baghdad which today witness the sight of Iraqi soldiers attempting to maintain law and order. But, during the Ramdadan month of July over 1,000 Iraqi people died in Baghdad and more than two thousand were wounded. Over this past weekend bombs ripped through the marketplaces leaving 57 dead and over 150 wounded. Why? Prime Minister Maliki has failed to grasp the importance of creating a coalition government that incorporates Sunni leaders. This failure has resulted in a new civil war in Iraq between Shiite and Sunni which increases in death and destruction every day. The Kurds simply remain apart from this death and destruction by creating their own state in the north. There is a civil war and until Shiites recognize that Iraq can never create a stable society without all being part of the nation, then people will die -every day.
This is simply another legacy of George Bush and the dynamic duo of Cheney and Rumsfeld. They lacked any understanding of the people of Iraq and simply made worse a horrible situation. Perhaps, Iraq required division into separate states. Perhaps, a new Iraq government required guarantees for the Sunni minority -supported by American forces. There was need for an alternative universe. It never happened and death roams the streets of Baghdad.
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