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Monday, February 21, 2011

Pat Buchanan's Take on the Middle East Meltdown

As we watch the Middle East meltdown, what should be America's response? Pat Buchanan summarizes it simply:
What vital interest of a United States staring at bankruptcy would be imperiled if we got out of the way, stopped fighting these countries’ wars and paying these countries’ bills and let these people determine their own future for good or ill?
Amen! Let's work for energy independence and get out of the way. We cannot afford to be the world's policemen nor is it winning us friends. Most of our allies are facing the very real prospect of being taken over by anti-American, Islamic radicals. And it's what their people want. It's time for us to mind our own business. If the world doesn't want democracy, if they want to duke it out, we do not have the manpower or resources to stop it. Maybe the answer is to start limiting our foreign entanglements and foreign wars. It's time we "got out of the way". All our intervention has not made America safer. Now we need to butt out and worry about protecting ourselves from the dangers within our own shores from out-of-control spending, out-of-control immigration, and out-of-control moral degeneracy. America, heal thyself!

A Middle East Without America?
18 Feb

By Patrick J. Buchanan

The fever sweeping the Middle East is now coursing through Libya, Yemen, Iran and Bahrain, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based.
In all four nations, state violence is being used to crush the rebels, and regime survival hangs on whether security forces and the army stand behind the government or stand aside.

A new Middle East is dawning. What will it look like?

Perhaps the nation to study is Turkey, which has already gone through a democratic and dramatic transformation. Read more here...

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