Time to Ignore the Middle East?
By Leon Hadar
If a Democrat wins the 2008 presidency, one should not be surprised to discover that the major element in the neoconservative agenda—maintaining U.S. military and diplomatic hegemony in the Middle East—will likely remain alive and well, producing the never-ending vicious circle: more U.S. military interventions, leading to more anti-U.S. terrorism, resulting in more regime changes. It’s time for "constructive disengagement" from the Middle East. U.S. policymakers need to recognize that U.S. military intervention there only ignites anti-Americanism in the form of international terrorism . Read full story.
Middle East Forum
The Middle East Forum, a creation of hardline neocon Daniel Pipes, champions U.S. intervention in the Middle East and knocks scholars who are critical of Israel.
The scion of a long-standing neoconservative family, Pipes runs the anti-Islamist Middle East Forum and promotes efforts to discredit professors who are critical of Israel.
U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon
The now largely defunct USCFL was part of a network of tightly linked hardline groups that helped champion an expansive war on terror in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.
A private equity banker, Abdelnour has worked closely with neocons like Daniel Pipes to push for U.S. intervention in Syria.
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