Saudi writer Abdullah Bin Bijad Al-Otaibi said in an August 19, 2022 show on MBC TV (Saudi Arabia) that Iran has "friends" in Washington that worked for the Obama administration and that currently work for the Biden administration. He also claimed that former U.S. President Barack Obama believes that the U.S. should make peace with Iran and had planned to use the Arab Spring to create regimes similar to the Iranian regime in the Arab countries. He elaborated that Obama believes that the Arab countries should be handed over to Sunni terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. For more about Abudllah Bin Bijad Al-Otaibi, see MEMRI TV Clips nos. 8340 and 9212.
Interviewer: "Let's talk about the Western reactions [to the attack on Salman Rushdie]. Why does the West continue to deal with the Iranian religious extremism with such clear double standards?"
Abdullah Bin Bijad Al-Otaibi: "Unfortunately, the [Iranians] have friends in Washington — specifically within the left-leaning democrat administrations, beginning with the administration of former President Barack Obama, and the administration we have today. They have far left liberal political convictions. Obama's vision has been made public.
"Most of the officials in the current administration worked for the [Obama] administration. Obama's views, policies, and vision have been made public. He believes that he should make peace with the terrorist Iranian regime and to hand over authority in the Arab countries to Sunni terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and similar political Islam movements. He sees this as a magic solution for the Middle East.
"We saw how these policies killed the Arabs in Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Some Arab countries managed to get rid of the so-called "Arab Spring" — which was, in fact, a dark, blood soaked, murderous spring. The U.S. government planned to use this 'Arab Spring' to create regimes like the Iranian [regime] in the Arab countries."