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Mohamed Morsi
Old echoes in America's new Mideast policy
Old echoes in America's new Mideast policy

Here's the nightmare scenario that kept Obama administration officials awake at night this summer as they watched the black-masked guerrillas of Islamic State sweep across Iraq: First, the insurgents could invade Baghdad, toppling Iraq's government and forcing a Saigon-style evacuation of the U.S. Embassy. Then they could move into Jordan, a close U.S. ally that has maintained a peaceful border with Israel for a generation. From there, they could even threaten Saudi Arabia, the linchpin of the world's oil markets. To most Americans, Islamic State is scary mostly as a terrorist threat, a new version of Al Qaeda with a grisly penchant for beheading U.S. citizens. That's...

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