August 20, 2013

THE rEALISTS NEVER GET IT:

Stop Paying the Generals : President Obama must cut off aid to Egypt's military--now. (Fred Kaplan, Aug. 16, 2013, Slate)

When it comes to foreign policy, Obama has never been one to take a moral stance without regard to national interests. He has criticized George W. Bush for his moralistic tendencies and is well aware of the dreadful policies they unleashed--most notably the invasion of Iraq, which, though it toppled Saddam Hussein, also boosted the power of Iran, re-energized al-Qaida, and did much to destabilize the region.

The entire point was to destabilize the region, which had democracies only at its geographic margins, and to empower oppressed majorities (the Shi'a), inevitably boosting our eventual ally Iranian.

Posted by at August 20, 2013 2:31 PM
  

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