Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Barry Rubin on America's Mistaken Middle East Policies

Can the Obama Administration turn radicals into moderates with money? Way back in 1979, shortly after the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini said that people in the West didn't understand revolutionary Islamism. "They think," he explained, "the revolution is all about the price of watermelons. It isn't." In other words, this is an ideological cause not a money-making attempt where people can be bribed.