Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Mideast unravels

Here's a link to the piece I did last week for Antiwar.com, which contends that the Hamas takeover in Gaza highlights the almost complete unraveling of the American enterprise in the Middle East. The vaunted road map to Israeli-Palestinian peace was a pipedream from the beginning, Iraq is about as far from being a functioning democracy with a vibrant civil society as can be imagined, and the war in Iraq has made Iran considerably stronger -- despite the fact that Ahmadinejad's economic policies have been disastrous, further weakening an economy that with even half-decent governance should be strong. Israel is more thoroughly surrounded by hostile regimes than ever. Interventionism really works well, doesn't it?

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