Monday, May 29, 2006

Foreign Policy a Mess

Dan Simpson writes about the state of US foreign policy:

Pushed by the war hawk neoconservatives in the Bush administration, the United States invaded Iraq, one of Israel's more vocal if ineffective enemies, with the idea that American military might would roll right over Saddam Hussein's regime there and then be in a position to take on two other of Israel's enemies, Iran and Syria. Instead, Americans' patience and resources now find themselves three years later pushed to the limit in Iraq; it is unclear now what Americans' response would be if, asked by President Bush, they were called upon to fight Iran for Israel.

Dan Simpson, a retired U.S. ambassador, is a Post-Gazette associate editor



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