"The West still resents political Islam as a unifying force where their interests are in conflict, as it projects its fears onto the politics of every country in turmoil, directly and through local power brokers, denying the legitimate demands of the people of the Arab Middle East at every turn."
"Robert Grenier, the former head of the C.I.A.'s counterterrorism center recently told Ibrahim Mothanathat the American drone program in Yemen risks turning the country into a safe haven for Al Qaeda: "But rather than winning the hearts and minds of Yemeni civilians, America is alienating them by killing their relatives and friends."
U.S. opposition to democratic change during the critical junctures of the Arab Spring flies in the face of President Obama's call on the Arab Middle East to democratize from within, rather than through the neo-con's regime change interventionism. This conflict of interest robs the Arab revolutions of their legitimacy turning the Arab Spring into a fall of fallacy.