The protests that swept the Middle East last year were dubbed the “Arab Spring” and while they began in hope, they have unleashed forces of chaos and instability likely to dog the region indefinitely. The Obama administration has rightly condemned the attacks on our embassy in Cairo and especially the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three other U.S. personnel were killed.
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