'Frankenstein's monster', threat to all

Chris Matthews closed his show with a segment about how, two years ago, King Abdullah of Jordan evidently foresaw exactly what was going to happen in the Middle East:


He spoke of his fears that what the United States was doing in Iraq, toppling one government, electing another, was creating what he called a shi’ia crescent, from Tehran through Baghdad to Beirut that threatened to dominate the Arab world, challenging moderate Sunni governments in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and others with an axis of Shia power based in Iran.
Matthews concludes with an ominous picture:
Our brave soldiers have fought, died and been dismembered in Iraq only to connect the disparate pieces of Shi’ia radicalism into a frankenstein monster that has come to life right there on our TV screens and worse yet in the reality of the vicarious mideast where young arabs have now found a hero named Hezbollah.
The full transcript can be found at ThinkProgress.

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