Monday, October 04, 2010

Are Pipes and Goldberg Wrong? Not Likely

The War Party of National Review and some of its obedient puppies in the Senate and House are attempting to blame Obama for what appears to be an Iraqi Government which has (horrors!!) Iranian sympathies.

Good luck with that, boys.

As my friend Daniel Pipes has argued for years, the best approach to contentious and threatening Muslim countries is containment. Shut them off. Control the movement of goods, money and people carefully (with a fraction of the resources required for occupation) and if they do something truly threatening, use military power–but without taking ownership of their political mess.

That should have been the GWB policy in the first damn place (although I still give him the benefit of the doubt as the CIA does not report to me.)

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