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Mideast Morass

From my most recent NRO article, on the worsening situation in the Middle East: “The apparent desire of most Americans and of the majority of the Congress just to wash their hands of the Middle East and come home is understandable, but this approach is not feasible. That region is almost back to the chaos of Biblical times and America has played a large, if entirely unintended role, in the process. Since those times, Rome, then the Eastern Roman and Byzantine empires, then the Turks, and then the French and the British governed the region and redrew its borders. Now we are almost back to squabbling tribes, some grouped uneasily in dysfunctional and strife-torn nations.”

Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.

 

Conrad Black — Conrad Black’s latest book is Donald J. Trump, A President Like No Other. He can be reached at cmbletters@gmail.com.

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