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Who’s the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?

Iran’s no democratic paradise, but Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.

By Medea Benjamin. Published 8-19-2015 at OtherWords

Late King Abdullah and King Salman, then the Crown Prince. (Photo: Tribes of the World/ Flickr)

Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets Republican politicians fired up like Iran.

In the first GOP debate alone, Scott Walker promised that he’d tear up the Iran nuclear deal on day one of his presidency. Carly Fiorina blamed the country for “most of the evil that is going on in the Middle East.” Mike Huckabee vowed to topple the “terrorist Iranian regime and defeat the evil forces of radical Islam.”

Oddly, when the candidates complain about the “evil forces of radical Islam” or trouble in the Middle East, they never seem to mention Saudi Arabia.

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