Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
Let’s resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let’s say ‘lesson learned.’
To promote the conditions for peace in the Middle East, the U.S. should tie security assistance to Israeli settlement policy.
Like a gambling addict who has to keep betting more to cover his previous losses, the Bush administration’s recently announced plan to provide some $65 billion worth of advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over the next 10 years represents a reckless, poorly considered attempt to mitigate the consequences of its ill considered invasion of Iraq.