Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Assad: 'Obama Has No Influence Here'


The US has lost its influence in the Middle East peace process despite the hopes raised by US President Barack Obama, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published Monday by Italian daily La Repubblica.

Assad added that a new era has begun in the Middle East, including an understanding between its major powers that was reshaping the region. He pointed to a similar phenomenon throughout the world, with countries such as China and Brazil refusing to wait for Washington to “hand out roles” and noting that Russia was trying to rebuild its own role in the region.

That reduces Obama to a more familiar territory: street-thugging gigs and demolition of the Constitution.

HT: Spengler

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or maybe people in the world are just sick and tired of America's jingoistic history.

But, if you prefer the "I'm going to kick your ass if you don't do what I say" approach to foreign policy, have at it! Let's just invade the countries of our enemies and/or nuke them, and then make then all Christian.