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Broken Clocks and Also-Rans

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‘I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and made a vow to me. Now arise, go out from this land and return to the land of your kindred.’  ~ Genesis 31:13

George McGovern was probably the most liberal/ Leftist candidate ever to run for President–until Obama.  But, just as a broken clock is correct twice a day, so he is making great sense regarding U.S. Middle East policy.

It would behoove Obama to consider his advice:

I have believed for some time that military power is no solution to terrorism. The hatred of U.S. policies in the Middle East – our occupation of Iraq, our backing for repressive regimes such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, our support of Israel – that drives the terrorist impulse against us would better be resolved by ending our military presence throughout the arc of conflict. This means a prudent, carefully directed withdrawal of our troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and elsewhere. We also need to close down the imposing U.S. military bases in this section of the globe, which do so little to expand our security and so much to stoke local resentment.

 

      

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Written by ninepoundhammer

January 23, 2009 at 8:27 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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