May 20, 2011

METAMORPHOSIS IS RIGHT...:

Obama's Mideast metamorphosis: President adopts Bush Doctrine prioritizing spread of democracy (Charles Krauthammer, May 19th 2011, NY POst)

Herewith, President Obama's May 19 Middle East speech, annotated:

"It will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy."

With this Obama openly, unreservedly and without a trace of irony or self-reflection adopts the Bush Doctrine, which made the spread of democracy the key U.S. objective in the Middle East.

"Too many leaders in the region tried to direct their people's grievances elsewhere. The West was blamed as the source of all ills."

Note how even Obama's rationale matches Bush's. Bush argued that because the roots of 9/11 were to be found in the deflected anger of repressed Middle Eastern peoples, our response would require a democratic transformation of the region.


...check out the picture that accompanies the story.


Posted by at May 20, 2011 6:25 AM
  

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