A Moment of Opportunity: American Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa

This is a rather long video of a speech President Obama gave recently about American foreign policy as it relates to the Middle East and North Africa. Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Iran, and Israel are featured heavily.

I don’t know what to make of this, really. I’m all for supporting the rights of a free society and personal liberties of those societies, but with so many of our own citizens without the protections of our own Constitution, why go meddling in other regions affairs?

I, of course, already know the answer to this question: oil. That black gold which forces men into conflict with other men. Oil which fuels the very wars we fight over it. Oil for which Old Men in Government send Young Men off to die for.

*steps down from soapbox*

Sorry. I’m just tired of people in government withholding my rights while demanding loyalty and money.

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