Senators wondered how could the intelligence services not be as well informed as people on Facebook and Twitter about the spirit of revolution in the Middle East.
Not only did Clinton scupper a meeting in Munich with Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who, as a consequence, did not travel to Switzerland. Qureshi then lost his job as foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle purportedly, for refusing her demand for Davis’ release and daring to disclose to the media that the American, in fact, does not enjoy diplomatic immunity.
Americans have an interest in what's happening in the rest of the world. Particularly places where the United States is unpopular. In watching the quest for greater freedom in the Middle East, Americans are realising the limitations of their own media.
Pew’s findings demonstrate that fear of a European Muslim-takeover is largely the product of hysteria – France is not destined to become an “Islamic republic” by 2048.
The Patriot Act - originally signed into law by president George Bush immediately after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington - has traditionally been criticised by liberals and libertarians who fear it's powers rob Americans of rights guaranteed them under the US constitution.
Why is it that the "international community" continues to do business with an Egyptian regime which has killed its citizens, attacked journalists, trampled on practically every single human right; and above all never contested a free election?
The simple answer to all these questions - The United States of America.
The question is would the US and the rest of Europe trade its democracy for an Iraqi or Afghan style of government?