Rami Khouri on war in the Middle East

A Little Common Sense on War
Agence Global
March 21, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: War in the Middle East

“BEIRUT — I am impressed by the continuing trend towards common sense and rationality among an increasing number of public figures in the United States who look at Syria and Iran and remember the lessons and live legacy of the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite the warriors roaring for war among the Republican presidential candidates, more frequently these days we hear words of caution or restraint from Americans who actually take the time to study realities in the Middle East and ask some hard questions. This did not happen to any serious extent when the United States led the invasion of Iraq in 2003, whose consequences continue to plague the region, the U.S. itself, and the world.”

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