Charles Krauthammer: The collapse of President Obama's Cairo Doctrine
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By Charles Krauthammer
Published: Sunday, Sept. 23 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
On June 4, 2009, in Cairo, Obama promised "a new beginning" offering Muslims "mutual respect," unsubtly implying previous disrespect. Curious, as over the previous 20 years, America had six times committed its military forces on behalf of oppressed Muslims, three times for reasons of pure humanitarianism (Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo), where no U.S. interests were at stake.
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