A fascinating essay in Al-Jazeera makes that general point explicit.
In the midst of the startling and compelling events taking place in the Middle East since the advent of Tunisia’s ongoing “jasmine revolution”, with people taking to the streets in Algeria, in Yemen, in Jordan, and, most importantly, shaking the foundations of the Mubarak regime in Egypt – the US, [PJ Crowley] said, is passively “watching and responding”.
A ship without a sail… or a rudder. Read the whole.
- Winning the future in a new Mideast (politico.com)