Letter: Time to sink or swim
The most recent troubles in Iraq are a stark reminder of what a mess the Middle East continues to be, and what a colossal mistake, and incredible waste of lives and treasure, was Bush’s misguided 2003 invasion.
Afghanistan might have gone better had we not taken our eyes off the ball with Iraq, but in hindsight I doubt it. We must purchase and use every drop of oil and gas we produce (and export none), buy the rest from true allies, and get the hell out of Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the Middle East.
Let them all, Israelis and Palestinians included, solve their own problems, and find peace or continue to abuse, subdue and kill each other without us. Enough.