Another sensible piece by Andrew Sullivan about the most foreign policy sensible candidate for president, Ron Paul:
One of the key things that Ron Paul has contributed to our discourse is the notion that we should try and look at conflict from the point of view of our foe. You’d think this would be obvious if we are attempting to influence, say, Iran’s behavior, to understand their fears, their baseline interests and their ideology. So far, all we hear about is their ideology. But let’s broaden our moral imagination in ways not allowed in the Washington Post.
The Obama administration has foolishly decreed that it will never allow a nuclear-armed Iran. It’s foolish because at some point, Iran will get one, and the US will therefore have to go to war either to stop it or to punish Iran for it. The obvious option – containment – is foregone.
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