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Behind the Headlines - 11/29/12 Foreign Policy Blunder
11/29/12 Foreign Policy Blunder

Conducting a nation's foreign policy is an imperfect science.  Mistakes happen.

But the US role in toppling Hosni Mubarak as the president of Egypt may be our nation's biggest blunder in years.

The Middle East has been a tinderbox for more than half a century.  But for the last 30 years there has been a tense truce between Israel and Arab states.  The negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel has been key.  But now the region appears ready to explode. 

The US helped topple Mubarak
He was an autocratic leader.
But he kept the Muslim Brotherhood under wraps.
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