Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Totten's View From Lebanon

Michael Totten writes about a very interesting conversation concerning the situation in Lebanon. The entire piece is worth reading. But, what I want to point specifically to here is his summary of our policy these days:

The problem with all this is that it’s purely intellectual and theoretical. None of it is going to happen. Like it or not, the United States is retreating for now into a “realist” posture where tyrants and the status quo are frozen in place. Many Republicans and even most Democrats are behind this even though it’s the old right-wing position the left used to hate.
I think this is well put. The US is seemingly retreating to a policy stance "where tyrants and the status quo are frozen in place."

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