Robert Fist recently wrote, "If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida." The statement is provocative, but not entirely true. In fact, elements within the United States government have, for some time, worked with Islamists to forward their policy agenda. Richard speaks with foreign-policy commentator Mark Hackard about the long history of Washington's involvement in the Middle East.
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Photo: NBC News, Syrian Rebels in training.