The future is bleak

Leading investigative reporter Seymour Hersh:

Barack Obama represents the only hope for the US in the Muslim world. We’re facing two or three decades of problems in the Mideast, with 1.2 billion Muslims. They say the surge [ in Iraq] has worked. But do you think someday we will get an oil deal in Iraq? They’ll burn the fields first. We’re hated in Iraq. We became more of a threat to the people [of Afghanistan] than the Taliban. Afghanistan is a doomed society. Cheney thinks war with Islam is inevitable, so we might as well have it now.

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