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Overly optimistic

I’m just going to say that while closing Guantanamo and ending the Iraq war will indeed help against al Qaeda, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. 9/11 happened before all that and as long as we still have troops in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries, we’re not dealing with the core of the problem. And since Obama has made no noises to that end, his impact will probably be limited. Positive, but limited.

Categories: Foreign Policy, Obama
  1. January 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Didn’t we already pull our bases out of Saudi Arabia? I remember it being a not very well publicized retreat with the anticipation of having permanent bases in Iraq. I could be wrong, and I’m too lazy to research right now.

  2. January 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

    That’s correct. I must have missed that. Some were moved to other ME countries, but I guess I have somewhat more reason to be optimistic than that post says.

  1. January 30, 2009 at 6:14 am

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