The Obama/Clinton foreign policy in the Middle East has been a disaster.
For example, pulling all the troops out of Iraq (whether they ever should have been deployed to that country first place) rather than stationing a residual force there created a power vacuum for ISIS, bombing Libya turned that country into an ISIS enclave, and the circumstances surrounding the Syrian civil war led to a worldwide refugee crisis.
According to a US State Department document, Hillary Clinton naively backed the Muslim Brotherhood when it briefly took over Egypt in the country’s first open election. That movement was too radical for the Egyptians, however, which resulted in a military coup and the subsequent election of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as president.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 called the election of Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood leader a ‘milestone’ for Egyptian democracy and offered covert police and security help, according to declassified State Department documents. A nine-page document, once-labeled ‘Secret,’ listed talking points for Clinton’s meeting with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on July 14, 2012. The talking points said Morsi’s election was a key step toward popular democracy in the strategic North African state…
Many pro-democracy Egyptians who had taken to the streets as part of the 2011 revolution that ousted long-time U.S. ally Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak viewed U.S. support for Morsi as a betrayal and part of a U.S. strategy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood in the region.
Morsi took office on June 30, 2012, and was removed on July 3, 2013.
To make matters worse, the Obama administration issued a policy directive that “outlined how the administration would seek to support the Muslim Brotherhood around the world despite the Islamist supremacist organization providing the ideological underpinning for jihadist terrorism for both al Qaeda and its successor, the Islamic State,” the Beacon added.
According to the Politico website, the US government with the Muslim Brotherhood until the group became “much more interested in promoting their ideology,” Clinton explained.
This outcome should have been a surprise to absolutely no one, let alone so-called foreign policy experts.
“The Obama administration, Clinton said in an April 2013 speech for investment bank Morgan Stanley, had ‘highly limited’ options in the wake of Mubarak’s ouster — either an unfortunate fact or self-serving spin, depending on one’s point of view,” the Clinton-friendly website added.