Fisk: Obama, US have lost all credit in the Middle East

May 31, 2011 16:37

US President Barack Obama has brought the United States to an all time low in the eyes of the Arab world and the US has lost its influence in the region, British journalist Robert Fisk argues in an op-ed article published by the Independent on Monday.

Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent and a seven-time winner of the International Journalist of the Year award, argues that "Obama's failure to support the Arab revolutions until they were all but over lost the US most of its surviving credit in the region."

Arabs are turning their backs on America, "not out of fury or anger, nor with threats or violence, but with contempt," Fisks says, "because Obama "goes on his knees before Israel." He adds that "It is the Arabs and their fellow Muslims of the Middle East who are themselves now making the decisions. "

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