1941-1945: To oppose the Nazis, the United States allied with the Soviets. (ref. … the Cold War)
1981-2011: To oppose the Muslim Brotherhood, counter “Islamist” movements elsewhere in the Middle East, and enhance regional stability, the United States supports Hosni Mubarak.(ref. … #Jan25, #Jan28, #Feb2 …)
The enemy of our enemies turns out, more often than not, to become our next enemy.
Perhaps the time has come to rethink this strategy.