Do America's Gulf Arab Allies Still Trust Washington?

(Daily Beast) Eli Lake - Retired Gen. James Jones, who served as national security adviser in 2009-10, told a private meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that America's Persian Gulf allies interpret the U.S.' handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough demonstrators take to their streets, according to a recording of the speech. "We have paid a price," Jones said. "Our policy with regard to Mubarak as interpreted by some of our closest Arab allies in the Gulf has not gone over well."

2011-10-06 00:00:00

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