New York - Moroccans woke up on Wednesday morning to the news that U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed Susan Rice as national security adviser to replace Tom Donilon, who had resigned from his post. This could be considered as a set back for Morocco. Moreover, what could be perceived as yet another setback is the appointment of Samantha Power as the US Ambassador to the United Nations.

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Samir Bennis is a political analyst.