Originally Posted by tredadda
You mean we are selling weapons to a country in which we have a critical naval base in? Interesting. If we are selling to anti democratic dictators for money's sake alone, then are we selling to Syria? How about Iran? How about almost any other dictator on earth? While you might not agree with what Bahrain is doing, they are a strategic ally in the region and one we can't afford to lose. It is in our best interest in the region to maintain the status quo. You might not like that, but it is what it is and that has been US ploicy since at least the end of WWII.
All the same could have been said about Egypt. but Obama (after waffling until he could see who was going to win) decided to back a movement that will ultimately have removed a more or less friendly dictator and replaced him with an Islamist government that will be dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
If Egypt was a foreign policy success I'd hate to see a failure.