This indicates the fact that the United States and its European cronies are losing their last hopes in the region and approaching a dead-end which brings them nothing but disappointment and regret.
Following the dissolution of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's government which was an unexpected shock for the White House, the awakened people of Egypt ousted the unflappable dictator Hosni Mubarak who had long served as a stooge of the United States in the Middle East, implemented the plans and policies of Washington and Tel Aviv and suppressed the Palestinian nation in a brutal way.
The victory of Tunisian and Egyptian people provoked the other Arab nations in the region to rise against the dictators that have been irresponsibly ruling them for so long and confiscating their inalienable rights tyrannically. This was what made the White House fearful and flabbergasted, because in less than one month, it lost two of its most strategic allies in Northern Africa and what could have been more tragic and catastrophic than this unanticipated loss?
The United States and Tunisia have had bilateral relations for more than 200 years and the White House has maintained an official representation in Tunis since 1795. The American Friendship Treaty with Tunisia was signed in 1799 and since that date, the two states cooperated closely on several joint financial, economic and diplomatic projects. So, it's clear that Tunisia has been an important and pivotal friend of the US in Northern Africa and the ouster of Ben Ali following the pro-democracy revolution of Tunisian people seriously jeopardized the interests of Washington in the region.