Martin Kramer is one of the world’s best Middle East experts. Here is his latest dispatch. Remember this is what I’ve been saying since January 2011 and even October 2010. Regarding Martin’s last sentence, below, I vote for “fool.” The U.S. leaders really believe what they are saying and they think themselves very brilliant people. And so do the overwhelming majority of American “experts” and journalists who echo them.

Anyone who doesn’t see a looming clash between a Muslim Brotherhood-led Egypt and Israel is wearing blinders and earplugs. This is an election rally for the MB’s presidential candidate, Muhammad Mursi. It’s an anti-Israel hate fest. (Transcript: On Sunday, I heard Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough sugarcoat the chaos in Egypt. He’s either disingenuous or a fool.