Clinton presses for reform across the Arab world

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that the Arab world’s revolutions could be remembered as “just a mirage in the desert” if leaders fail to make good on demands for greater democracy and economic opportunity.

Clinton spoke Tuesday night in Washington at the annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum. Her warning comes amid increased signs of a backslide in the so-called Arab Spring, as Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi persists with a bloody war against Libyan rebels and leaders from Yemen to Syria to Bahrain violently resist calls for a democratic transformation.

Clinton says upheaval in the Arab world presents the first real chance in decades for fundamental change in the region.

In January, she warned Arab governments that they risked “sinking into the sand” if they did not meet their people’s needs. mercury news

  • ghzayel

    dear mrs. clinton,

    your charms alone do not fool us anymore and your foreign policies or shall we say the philosophy of creative world chaos you are trying to promote stink to say the least.

    it might be a little too early to judge, but from what we have seen so far, most of the revolutions in the arab world are at a standstill without any clear resolution in the near future, while some are fizzling and some are not getting the magical green light to start, resulting in bloody double standards like in syria or even iran’s case.

    it is a shame that the west in general along with the united states supposedly assuming its leadership have seen their role reduced to merely issuing insignificant and empty warnings.

  • ghzayel

    dear mrs. clinton,

    your charms alone do not fool us anymore and your foreign policies or shall we say the philosophy of creative world chaos you are trying to promote stink to say the least.

    it might be a little too early to judge, but from what we have seen so far, most of the revolutions in the arab world are at a standstill without any clear resolution in the near future, while some are fizzling and some are not getting the magical green light to start, resulting in bloody double standards like in syria or even iran’s case.

    it is a shame that the west in general along with the united states supposedly assuming its leadership have seen their role reduced to merely issuing insignificant and empty warnings.

  • Anonymous

    dear mrs. clinton,

    your charms alone do not fool us anymore and your foreign policies or shall we say the philosophy of creative world chaos you are trying to promote stink to say the least.

    it might be a little too early to judge, but from what we have seen so far, most of the revolutions in the arab world are at a standstill without any clear resolution in the near future, while some are fizzling and some are not getting the magical green light to start, resulting in bloody double standards like in syria or even iran’s case.

    it is a shame that the west in general along with the united states supposedly assuming its leadership have seen their role reduced to merely issuing insignificant and empty warnings.