In Cairo Speech, Mike Pompeo Blames President Obama For Mideast Turmoil

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused former President Obama of being too weak and too friendly with Iran.

Less than four months after the brutal murder of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech and failed to mention the murder, [according to The Daily Beast](Less than four months after the brutal murder of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi officials, Mike Pompeo gave a speech failed to mention the murder and blamed President Obama for the turmoil in the Mideast by being too weak and too friendly with Iran. Pompeo says that Iran is the enemy, and this is what brings together America’s friends. Essentially, Pompeo endorsed the Saudi view of the Middle East. Pompeo said Obama had a “fundamental misunderstanding” of the Middle East that allowed the Islamic State to emerge as a dangerous regional force. Despite the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its eight year occupation of the country, Pompeo’s speech held that America played a simple and altruistic role. His speech had further contradictions. He stated, “When America retreats, chaos follows,” and then, “When the mission is over, when the job is complete, America leaves.” He continued to say that Trump pulling thousands of American troops out of Syria was not of consequence, but fails to mention the betrayal of the Kurdish allies who provided the forces to drive ISIS out of the large majority of their former territory. The fight will go on, according to Pompeo, and allies (i.e., Saudi Arabia%29 will shoulder more of the burden. ).

He also blamed President Obama for the turmoil in the Mideast by being too weak and too friendly with Iran. Pompeo says that Iran is the enemy, and this is what brings together America’s friends.

Essentially, Pompeo endorsed the Saudi view of the Middle East.

Pompeo said Obama had a “fundamental misunderstanding” of the Middle East that allowed the Islamic State to emerge as a dangerous regional force.

Despite the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its eight year occupation of the country, Pompeo’s speech held that America played a simple and altruistic role. His speech had further contradictions. He stated, “When America retreats, chaos follows,” and then, “When the mission is over, when the job is complete, America leaves.”

He continued to say that Trump pulling thousands of American troops out of Syria was not of consequence, but fails to mention the betrayal of the Kurdish allies who provided the forces to drive ISIS out of the large majority of their former territory.

The fight will go on, according to Pompeo, and allies (i.e., Saudi Arabia) will shoulder more of the burden.

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