I was amused to read a new poll on how the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) would vote if it had the right to vote on US Election Day, November 8.  The poll, conducted by the Saudi daily Arab News and British pollster YouGov found that nearly half the respondents would abstain. Forty-sev

Pop Art: Poster of Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign designed by Shepard Fairey. The poster uses a stylised stencil portrait of Obama in solid red, beige and blue with the words 'hope', 'progress' or 'change' at the bottom

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 12293)   A transporter carrying a Valentine tank camouflaged as a lorry, May 1942.

A Mack EXBX Tank Transporter carrying a Valentine tank camouflaged as a lorry, May

A British 4.5-inch field gun in action south of El Alamein - July 1942

JUL 19 1942 Scots Guards take the El Taqa Plateau, El Alamein Infantry manning a sandbagged defensive position near El Alamein, 17 July

Desert Rats Dig In     A British gun crew digging-in during an artillery battle in the Western Desert of North Africa, 1942. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Desert Rats Dig In A British gun crew digging-in during an artillery battle in the Western Desert of North Africa, (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 18834)

historywars: “ British soldiers with an AT in North Africa.

Eleanor Xiniwe, The African Choir, 1891-93. London Stereoscopic Company. Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images via Autograph ABP

Eleanor Xiniwe, The African Choir, London Stereoscopic Company. Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images Black Chronicles II

Egypt, Siwa, ruins of Temple of the Oracle of Amun (sixth century BC) visited by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, in middle of oasis, view North from Jabal Dakhrour

Egypt, Siwa, ruins of Temple of the Oracle of Amun (sixth century BC) visited by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, in middle of oasis, view North from Jabal Dakhrour

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 22739) Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March 1943. In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders and more Valentines behind. On the right is a Covenanter tank, perhaps the only example of its kind to have arrived in North Africa.

Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders.

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Erwin Rommel and Fritz Bayerlein in the SdKfz. command vehicle 'Greif', near Tobruk, Libya, Jun photo 1 of 4 Photographer: Ernst A.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 14961) A 6-pdr anti-tank gun with its crew who have just knocked out two German tanks, 28 July 1942.

E A anti-tank gun with its crew who have just knocked out two German tanks 28 July

The British Army in North Africa 1940 - Light tanks of the United Kingdom - Vickers light tanks cross the desert, 1940

Vickers light tanks cross the desert, 1940 The British Army in North Africa 1940 MK VIB Light Tanks of Armoured Division on patrol in the desert, 2 August

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

A British Grant tank 'Atlanta II' of A Squadron, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, 10 September

The British Army in North Africa.  A Matilda tank knocked out during battle near Tobruk, December 15, 1941.

The British Army in North Africa. A Matilda tank knocked out during battle near Tobruk, December

8 May 1943: British tanks enter Tunis, North Africa.

May A British Army Churchill tank and other vehicles parade through Tunis

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