Rami Khouri on U.S. foreign policy and the presidential campaign

A Season of Nonsense and Humility
Agence Global
October 3, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, Belfer Center Senior Fellow
Topic: U.S. foreign policy and the presidential campaign

“WASHINGTON, D.C. — American foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia is bad enough on its own credentials, but when it is subjected to the pulls and pushes of a presidential campaign the spectacle shifts from being merely incompetent and destructive to being vastly more dangerous to all in the region and the world. This has become more evident after a series of recent declarations by Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who sets a new standard of ignorance, arrogance and pro-Israeli, anti-Palestinian partiality that one would have thought would be hard to achieve, even in the intellectual wilds of Washington, D.C. But this is an election year in the United States, and strange things happen at such a moment.”

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