Feeding the beast

What is the real legacy of the Bush administration in the Middle East? Rami G. Khouri writes:

Major Arab allies of the United States – such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan – are in more precarious condition now than they were eight years ago. They find themselves uncomfortably perched between their own reliance on U.S. support and protection, and their people’s growing anti-American sentiments, and also between their fears of Iran and their people’s cheering on of Iran’s defiance of Israel and the United States.

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