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Ahmadinejad to Follow Obama in Egypt

The Iranian foreign minister has announced that Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Egypt, ostensibly for the Non-Aligned Movement conference. This is a big deal as Iran and Egypt have not had diplomatic relations for decades.

Obama, young and inexperienced, seeks outreach, rainbows, and unicorns; Mubarak, the crusty old dictator, seeks a bidding war. Someone is going to get eaten alive.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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