Obama’s 2010 Successes and Failures in the Middle East – Cole in Truthdig

My new column at Truthdig.com is just out: “Obama’s 2010 Successes and Failures in the Middle East”.

Excerpt:

‘ As 2010 dawned, President Barack Obama had four big issues on his plate regarding the Middle East. These were Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Iran, and Afghanistan. The year has been as unkind to him on those issues as it was with respect to unemployment and the Republican resurgence. As the decade draws to a close, it is clear that the bright hopes inspired by Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech have markedly faded…’

Read the whole thing.

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