Washington DC - Did the Moroccan authorities overreacted to France allegations of torture? Did Rabat go public too soon with its grievances regarding Spanish actor Javier Bardem's claim that a French ambassador called Morocco a political mistress? These are valid questions that must be addressed. The timing of this crisis is suspicious, since it coincided with Morocco’s King visit to sub-Saharan Africa. It looks as if the Moroccan officials’ reactions played into the hands of the “enemy.”

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