Peter Beinart wrote that the more America stands by Israel, the less relevant America will become. Seeing how America was anything but an honest broker in peace talks, this means good for Arabs and bad for poor little beleaguered Israel.
Ahdaf Soueif ripped Obama's speech apart. Here's an excerpt:
"Countering terrorism" has implicated (at least) Egypt, Syria and Jordan in the US's extraordinary rendition programme, turning our governments into torturers for hire and consolidating a culture of security services supremacy and brutality that is killing Syrian protesters today and manifests itself in Egypt as a serious counter-revolution.Robert Fisk who's a beast of a man first had these little bulletin points for Obama to follow instead of the complete crap he instead spewed out, which Fisk then surmised here.
"Stopping the spread of nuclear weapons" highlights consistent US double standards as Arab nuclear scientists are murdered, the US threatens Iran, and Israel happily develops its illicit arsenal.
"Securing the free flow of commerce" has meant shoving crony capitalism down our throats, bribing governments to sell our national assets and blackmailing us into partnerships bad for us.
"Supporting Israel" has led to land, resources and hope being stolen from Palestinians while Egypt becomes their jailer and dishonest broker, losing its credibility and self-respect.
Our favorite anti-imperialism rapper Lowkey calls Obama "the handsome face of an ugly empire." Hee!