Any Republicans ahead of Obama on this? Any Republicans doing what your critic of the President wanted?Obama missed out on Arab Spring
The 2011 Arab uprisings presented the United States with a historic opportunity to take a clear stand on the side of freedom and democracy and strengthen its own standing in the process. Incredibly, the Obama administration has blundered and stumbled, with a response marked by timidity and caution.
As a result, America appears weaker, less influential and less trusted, while the Arab Middle East continues to seethe with instability and violence.
Today, as the Egyptian state shudders, with millions taking to the streets infuriated with a government that is taking the country down a path they do not trust, and as Syrians continue to slaughter each other, with death toll approaching 100,000, there is no side in the conflicts that feels warmly toward America.
Hardly. The consensus from the right was that the Arab Spring was a very bad thing and that Obama was weak for not intervening militarily to stop it.