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Obama's Middle East Policy is Worrying

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From the brilliant Chris Hedges:

The failure by Barack Obama to chart another course in the Middle
East, to defy the Israel lobby and to denounce the Bush
administration’s inexorable march toward a conflict with Iran is a
failure to challenge the collective insanity that has gripped the
political leadership in the United States and Israel.   

Obama, in a miscalculation that will have grave consequences, has
given his blessing to the widening circle of violence and abuse of the
Palestinians by Israel and, most dangerously, to those in the Bush
White House and Jerusalem now plotting a war against Iran. He
illustrates how the lust for power is morally corrosive. And while he
may win the White House, by the time he takes power he will be trapped
in George Bush’s alternative reality. Continue....