American Weakness: The Cause of Middle East Violence?

In case you missed it, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Fellow Marc Thiessen confronts "The myth of Barack the liberator" in a just-published piece, explaining that the anti-American violence in the Middle East is not the result of the overthrow of friendly dictators, but is a result of a growing perception of American weakness.

"The failure of Obama's policies in the Middle East is not the fall of dictators in Cairo and Tripoli; it is the failure of leadership in Washington. On taking office, Obama promised to usher in a new era of popularity in the region. Well, ask yourself this: Are we more popular now than we were four years ago?"

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Marc Thiessen is a Fellow at AEI and a former member of the White House senior staff, speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense, and senior policy adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman.  He is available for interview and can be reached through [email protected] (202.862.470).

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