Wednesday, April 25, 2012

America’s Iran-Israel Conundrum

by S. Nihal Singh

Columnist S. Nihal Singh descries America’s fight in Middle East nothing more than sheer madness. He writes:
To anyone outside America, starting a new war in the Greater Middle East region after defeats or near defeats in two wars would be sheer madness. But the manner in which the United States is discussing the prospect of a war against Iran in collusion with Israel, or singly by the latter, is a startling reminder of how Iran is part of domestic policy and the compulsions of electoral politics.
 The conventional wisdom in America is that much as US President Barack Obama wants to avoid a third war in the region, he cannot but strike a macho pose because Israel has formidable advantages in compelling the White House to act as it desires. 

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