Interview with Andrew McCarthy, September 24, 2012

Obama is affirmatively advancing the position of our enemies. This is not willful blindness anymore, it’s being on the wrong side.

“Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy” is the new e-book from Andrew C. McCarthy, the prosecutor of the Blind Sheik and a National Review Online contributor. It’s meant to be “your antidote for the obsession that has become conventional American wisdom: the obdurate portrayal of the ‘Arab Spring’ as a triumph of freedom,” he writes. Andy talks with NRO’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the Fever.

KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Is there anything positive to say about the “Arab Spring”?

ANDREW C. McCARTHY: It is a very clarifying chapter in the history of the Muslim Middle East. Given that the worst of the many bad problems we’ve had is making policy based on the region as we wish it were rather than as it is, anything that shakes the scales from people’s eyes is a positive.

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