Yglesias assesses the opposition to Obama's Cairo speech, and likes the line-up:
Mark Kleiman: "Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, John Bolton, Hugh Hewitt, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, and John Boehner all disliked the President's speech."
And, look, it's no coincidence. Extreme elements on both sides of a
conflict are in a symbiotic relationship. Islamist violence against the
west strengthens the hand of the nationalistic right in the United
States. But nationalist militarism from the United States strengthens
the hands of violent radicals in Muslim countries.
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