How about an “American Spring?”

posted by
May 24, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
by Deepak Chopra  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Anyone who has admired President Obama's idealism all along should come away inspired by the high-mindedness of his 'Arab spring' speech. It served to reassure his liberal base that he wasn't solely continuing the Bush policy in the Middle East (i.e., kill every terrorist, ignore human rights, let Israel drift, keep the oil flowing). It put the conservative Israeli regime on notice, along with some minor allies like Yemen and Bahrain. Those were the points that might cause the powers that be to feel nervous for five minutes. The rest of the speech, a lofty high five for reform in the Middle East, was more problematic." (05/23/11)  

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