Wednesday in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, former Vice President Dick Cheney said our Israeli and Arabs allies in the Middle East no longer trust the United States and “deeply believe” the “Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood” because of the way “the United States has conducted itself over the last few years.”
Cheney said, “[When] my daughter Liz and I traveled through the region this spring,” and spoke to his long standing contacts he found, “There is a perception, and these are from Israeli and Arabs and so forth that the United States can no be trusted.”
Cheney, however, did not identify the specific Arab country.
“There is a deep belief that the Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood,” who he explained “in that part of the world the Muslim brothers are perceived, and founded in 1928, as the group which has emerged jihad, al-Qaeda, Hamas,. You can go down a long list and you can all trace their backgrounds to the Muslim Brothers and the Untied States needs to understand that.’
Cheney said we need to “restore the relationships that have been badly damaged by the way the United States has conducted itself over the last few years.”
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