June 19, 2014

America's Middle East Dilemma

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The Associated Press

Whichever bad choice the Obama administration prefers, it should at least level with the American people. Every postwar occupation in our history has dealt with unappreciative and unstable allies such as Maliki — from difficult South Korean strongmen of the 1950s and 1960s to Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan. Pulling completely out of a mostly quiet Iraq just because we had to work with unsavory characters made no sense.

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TAGGED: Libya, Iraq, Al-Qaeda, Syria, Barack Obama, United States, Middle East

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