The Corner

Re: The Maliki Slapdown

Victor Davis Hanson concludes his thoughts on Secretary Kerry’s visit to Baghdad thus:

When we examine our attitudes toward Israel and the Palestinians, the U.K. in the Falklands, or Eastern Europe and Russia, contrasted with the embrace of the Arab Spring Islamists and Turkey, in some sense the U.S. has become everyone’s best enemy and worst friend.

Some years ago, on a National Review panel, our old friend Bernard Lewis said that America risked being seen as “harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend.” From Syria and Egypt to Russia and Poland, that now seems to be the basic assumption.

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist. That’s to say, his latest book, After America (2011), is a top-five bestseller in ...

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