Egypt's ruling generals have thumbed their noses at the US; there's been almost no American help to rebels in Syria. And Iran's new President is getting the cold shoulder despite evidence that he wants to talk. Is President Obama conducting a "passive foreign policy" or being realistic about this country's influence in the Middle East? Also, tallying a weekend of violence in Egypt, and sexual harassment and politics in San Diego.
Banner image; Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) walks with Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah Saeed Al-Sisi in Cairo, on April 24, 2013. DoD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
William J. Dobson