Pat Buchanan tells readers, “The Saudis went AWOL from the battle against ISIS. … The Saudis are crippling the U.S. fracking industry they fear.”
The Turks, too, look out for number one. The Turkish shoot-down of that Russian fighter-bomber…was both a case in point and a dangerous and provocative act. … What exactly is our vital interest in a permanent military alliance that obligates us to go to war on behalf of an autocratic ally as erratic and rash as Turkey’s Tayyip Recep Erdogan?
Mr. Buchanan asks “Do U.S.- Turkish interests really coincide today?” He concludes, “Given the myriad religious, national and tribal divisions between the nations of the Middle East, and within many of them, we should continue in the footsteps of our fathers, who kept us out of such wars when they bedeviled the European continent of the 19th century.”