Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Steering from the Abyss

The loudest and the most influential voices are still the neocon hawks who have little first-hand experience with war but remain determined to crush Israel’s Muslim enemies with whatever force is necessary. There also are those Americans who believe the United States has the right to dictate geopolitical outcomes around the world and have guaranteed access to oil.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has made clear that if electedhe would put the neocons firmly back in the saddle of US foreign policy. Meanwhile, PresidentObama has triedto straddle the differences, looking for low-cost ways to strike at America’s “enemies” – mostly using unmanned drones – while drawing down US troops in Iraq and soon in Afghanistan.

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