Tomorrow, (05/08) Gregory Hicks, the former number two man at the American embassy in Libya, is scheduled to testify before Congress. The topic: the attacks of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.
At the Democratic National Convention, much was made of the president’s successes in the Middle East. Exactly one week later, the real world intervened.
When the money drains away, the power to control events drains away with it. So the Brits learned in 1939. So we are learning in 2012.
Carter lacked the charisma of Obama, good news for Obama, because the parallels between them should otherwise be of great concern to Obama.
President Obama recently gave a speech in Brazil encouraging them to develop offshore oil reserves and promising to be their “best customer” once the oil is on the market.
A decisive, overwhelming victory in the greater Middle East would cost hundreds of billions of dollars and many thousands of lives.