As the Trump administration appears to be preparing to invalidate the Iran nuclear deal, Pat Buchanan says Americans are facing some new realities. Pat writes at The American Conservative that Americans did not elect Donald Trump to fight the battles of our allies in the Middle East.
We Americans are coming face to face with some new realities.
The people who are going to decide the future of the Middle East are the people who live there…
We Americans, however, are not going to send another army to occupy another country, as we did Kuwait in 1991, Afghanistan in 2001, and Iraq in 2003.
Assad, his army, and air force, backed by Vladimir Putin’s air power, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, and Hezbollah, won the Syrian civil war because they were more willing to fight and die to win it….
We do not live there. Few Americans are aware of what is going on there. Even fewer care.
Our erstwhile allies in the Middle East naturally want us to fight their 21st-century wars, as the Brits got us to help fight their 20th-century wars.
But Donald Trump was not elected to do that. Or so some of us thought.
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