Arabs understand that we, like the Israelis, primarily speak to the Muslim world in the crude language of power and violence. And because of our entrancement with our own power and ability to project force, we are woefully out of touch. Israeli and American intelligence services did not foresee the popular uprising in Tunisia or Egypt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Israel’s new intelligence chief, told Knesset members last Tuesday that “there is no concern at the moment about the stability of the Egyptian government.” Tuesday, it turned out, was the day hundreds of thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets to begin their nationwide protests.
Somewhere I read that Israel was not happy with Obama's response to the crisis in Egypt...
Yeah, about as happy as a real democrat, watching his elected "right winger," turn in his resignation recently, so he can run against O'bama, (if we don't primary him) in 2012!!
I forgot his name, and what department he served, in O'bama's administration.
AND I'M GLAD, AND I AIN'T LOOKING IT UP EITHER!!
...I imagine I'll stumble over this s**t again anyway, sooner or later.