Captain America Abandons the Entire Middle East

October 25, 2011 05:14

If Obama’s suicidal actions in the Middle East don’t lead to a major regional war, it will only be a matter of dumb luck.  I’m placing my bets the other way.  I’m sorry.  I think we’re in for big, big trouble.

By James Lewis at American Thinker


Retired Army General John M. Keane just denounced Obama’s off-like-a-rabbit strategy from Iraq.  Keane was the author of the “U.S. surge” that essentially won that war — though not to the point of permanent stability.

“I think it’s an absolute disaster,” said Gen. Keane.  “We won the war in Iraq, and we’re now losing the peace.”

Forty-four hundred lives lost,” Gen. Keane said.  “Tens of thousands of troops wounded. Over a couple hundred thousand Iraqis killed. We liberated 25 million people. There is only one Arab Muslim country that elects its own government, and that is Iraq.”

“We should be staying there to strengthen that democracy, to let them get the kind of political gains they need to get and keep the Iranians away from strangling that country. That should be our objective, and we are walking away from that objective.”

The Heritage Foundation is also sounding the alarm.  Even Senator McCain sounds outraged and alarmed, and it takes a lot to do that.

Add to all that the giant Islamist election turnout in Tunisia, and the new piratical “liberators” of Libya, and we are seeing a huge radicalization and throwback of the entire Arab Middle East.

The winners?  The radical reactionaries of Iran, Turkey, and the Sunni Arab countries.  The losers?  Modernization, democracy, and peace.


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