Originally Posted by Donger
And, yes, Obama does blame Bush.
That's fairly possible, actually. If you have two guys in, say, Jordan, and one hates the US for invading Iraq, but the other one supported it, and now Obama leaves Iraq, is the one that hated teh US for invading now going to like us? No. Is the one that supported us and our invasion now disappointed or mad or whatever that we left and things in Iraq are unstable? Yep, very possible.
Not hard to see.
Bottom line is that the US reputation in the ME is going to suck for many, many years to come. Part of it is just the price of being the world's last superpower. We get blamed for everything in many instances. Damned if we do, damned if we don't, as I noted before.