02/02/2011

Has the United States changed its policy of preferring stability over uncertainty?

obama state of the union large.jpgIn the short section of his recent State of the Union address dealing with foreign policy, President Obama stated that "America must always stand on the side of freedom and human dignity. Always." It was an obvious reference to the turmoil in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries in the Muslim world and an obvious banality that belies past history.

Anyone looking through the actions of the United States at least since the end of the Cold War can easily see that the U.S. has continually supported authoritarian if not totalitarian governments that were friendly to the United States.

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