Wednesday, August 02, 2006
The Miserable Failure of Cowboy Diplomacy.
Listen to great public radio discussion about the problems with the John Wayne diplomacy of the neocon Republicans.
From the On Point Public Radio Website:
As chaos descends on Lebanon this week, the neoconservative cry in Washington is "on to Iran!" Israel is fighting for its security. The neo-con cry is that it's "our war," and a regime in Tehran behind it must be taken on.
Joe Klein, columnist for Time magazine, sees things differently. Klein has watched Washington and the world for a long time. And in the George W. Bush years, he has seen Iran grow not weaker, but stronger. The White House has cut down Iran's rivals, the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, and it has mired America's military power in Iraq. Unintended consequences, surely, but America under Bush "has been Iran's best friend" is the word he shares this week.
Hear a conversation with Joe Klein on Bush's foreign policy and the meltdown in the Middle
Listen to Program Here
Posted by Brian E. at 2:34 AM