Blueberry pancakes, that’s what!
Back to the Future in the Middle East?
Past presidents and statesmen as diverse as Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Brent Scowcroft have weighed in with various remedies to our supposed blunders in the Middle East since September 11.
Apparently, Americans are supposed to forget these supposedly brilliant strategists’ dismal records of dealing with Middle East terrorism, Islamic radicalism and murderous dictators. However, their three decades of bipartisan failure helped bring us to the present post-9/11 world.
So before the United States abandons its present policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, we should at least recall the past record – which may be best summed up as the ying of Democratic appeasement and the yang of Republican cynicism.
An Intent to Misinform?