To the editor:
As Iraq falls apart amid Sunni/Shiite conflict and is in danger of collapse, both foreseen and forewarned by on-the-ground advisers, troops and trainers; as Iran moves steadily towards nuclear capabilities and continues to support radical groups throughout the Middle East; as Pakistan cannot protect itself and fails to address its internal terrorists; as Syria breaks up into radical factions during its civil war and Afghanistan sees the release of major leaders to continue the fight and is emboldened; this administration seems to think its foreign policies are successful.
It is surprised that these events are taking place and cannot understand why its approach to resolving these conflicts is not working. It never even listens to the voices that say otherwise. It fails to see what a novice would observe. That is, in the very near future, there will be a swath of the Middle East stretching from Pakistan to the Mediterranean Sea that is both sympathetic and materially supportive of radical terrorist groups, dedicated to the destruction of America and the West.
The foreign policy decisions of the last six years have made America and its allies less safe and will force us to have to ‘fight for the same ground twice.” Some people say: “Let those guys over there fight over each other and stay out of it.” Americans may have grown weary of the fighting in these areas, but be warned: We will have to face these enemies again, and soon.