حرب العراق, مقاومة دوافع
ساينس مونيتور - 19/6/2007
لا يهم كيف ستنتهي هذه الحرب, و
لكن يجب على الولايات المتحدة
ان تبقى منخرطة في الشئون
matter how the war ends, the
question? Quite simply, What role should the
parties are in severe disarray over this issue. A
shrinking group of Republican loyalists still holds fast
to the Bush vision of remaking the world in
the Democratic side, disgust with the war has produced a
hard core of antiwar activists whose overriding
foreign-policy priority is to bring the troops home.
Their distaste for the use of American military force
abroad brings them into conflict with the party's more
hawkish and internationalist wing. The latter also finds
itself under siege from antiglobalization advocates on
the left and their instinctive distrust of international
free-trade agreements and multinational companies.
is not clear what this volatile mix will produce,
particularly with some 20 declared Democratic and
Republican presidential hopefuls currently struggling to
position themselves on the issues. But history does
provide a cautionary lesson.
90 years ago, an idealistic President Woodrow Wilson
cited evidence of a foreign plot to attack American
interests as a rationale to rally Congress and the
American public behind his plans to dispatch troops to a
the war was not sold to the American public merely as
necessary to counter a specific threat to the
of Mr. Wilson exploited this malaise. They mobilized
public discontent into aggressive isolationist appeals,
blocking efforts to commit the
lessons might we draw from this?
responsibility for the
both Democrats and Republicans need to reassert
bipartisanship in foreign policy. Particularly as the
would be a pity if the failures of the Bush
administration were but the precursor to even more
serious foreign-policy errors in the decades to come.
Carl Minzner is an international affairs fellow at the
Council on Foreign Relations.
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