In The American Spectator, Jed Babbin calls the president “Trump the Peacemaker.” Babbin imagines the possibilities created by the President’s successful negotiations of peace in the Middle East. He writes (abridged):
If the Trump transformation of the Middle East continues, it could quickly bring in Oman, Kuwait, and eventually Saudi Arabia, all of which are entirely terrified by Iran’s military and religious aggression. If they all agree to normal relations with Israel, those nations — with Bahrain and the UAE — could develop into a new “CENTO,” including both Israel and the United States.
Such an alliance would isolate Iran from all but its sympathizers in Europe, Russia, and China. China is busy implementing a new agreement with Iran to ensure its oil supplies and cement its presence in Iran. That agreement could be sufficient to keep Iran’s economy — which is in tatters because of Trump’s sanctions — from failing entirely.
Trump has made enormous progress in the Middle East. He has moved our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and offered a peace plan to the Palestinians, which was heavily weighted toward Israel. Israel has, surprisingly and certainly at Trump’s urging, canceled its plans to annex large areas of the West Bank. All of that was intended to prove to the Palestinians both a new reality and their irrelevance to peace.
Trump is succeeding where Biden clearly wouldn’t. Whether he gets the Nobel Peace Prize or not, he obviously deserves it.
by JED BABBIN
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