To: William McKinley
Elizabeth Drew made a similar point, if more opaquely: Because some . . . of the neoconservatives are Jewish and virtually all are strong supporters of the Likud party's policies, the accusation has been made that their aim to "democratize" the region is driven by their desire to surround Israel with more sympathetic neighbors. Such a view would explain the otherwise puzzling statements by Wolfowitz and others before the [Iraq] war that "the road to peace in the Middle East goes through Baghdad."
Either the author, or Elizabeth Drew, or both, are trying to find a dark conspiracy in what seems to be a pretty sensible and straightforward view of the problems and possble solutions in the middle-east. Surely they do not hold the contrary position - that all of the problems for nearly 1 Billion people spread over millions of square miles is the result of problems affecting a couple of million occupying what could be no more than 100 square miles or so? It is like Davis blaming his problems on U.S. foreign policy in Antigua.
The author is pointing out what Elizabeth Drew was essentially doing.
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