A Depressing Way to Start the Week

Ralph Peters offers a status report on the countries between the Nile and the Indus–“a realm of deadly failure that will haunt the civilized world throughout our lifetimes.” Peters’ piece is aptly titled “Nightmare in the Middle East;” as he observes, “[w]hen Damascus looks like a beacon, it’s getting awfully dark in the Middle East.” Along the way, Peters writes that President Obama’s Cairo speech “may prove to have been the most-destructive address in the history of American foreign policy.”


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