Being Egypt's first freely elected President and overturned by its own Army just a year later will not instill confidence in the International Community for future Syrian political initiatives
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Today it is exactly those countries that were considered of relatively less strategic importance to the West that are becoming the focus of AQ and other Islamic extremists.
Looking back on 2009, a narrative seems to have emerged that the Democrats failed and would pay the price in the 2010 midterm elections. But where is the discussion of how the Republicans have behaved in the last year?
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