Ignorance about ignorance, or don't believe everything you read.
What if there's real change in the Middle East? Like different borders, new countries.
I agree with Kevin Drum - Democrats (and Chris Matthews and Andrew Sullivan in particular) should not share their angst with the world quite so freely. As I noted, initial reactions were fairly neutral until Matthews roiled up the MSNBC commentators. If you need a change from the hysterics, check out Drum. He's been posting on this all day - here's the latest.
Here's one of the origins of the myth of strength in foreign relations that Romney is perpetuating. It didn't happen the way he'd (and others would) like to believe.