• Pompeo's Speech vs. Trump's View of the World

    2 monthes ago - By Politico

    My former boss, Secretary of State George Shultz, used to say that when an administration didn't have a policy on a certain issue, the temptation always grew to give a speech instead. Judging by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's sweeping Cairo speech on Thursday, clearly that's not the case with the Trump administration and the Middle East-though whether that policy is workable and effective is, of course, another matter. If Secretary Pompeo's marathon swing through the Arab world accomplished nothing else, it provided an unmistakable, if unrealistic, vision of U.S. policy in the Middle...
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