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Ruhollah Khomeini

Ehrlich is wrong on U.S. policy in the Middle East

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column ("The Obama doctrine: Passivity where leadership is needed," Oct. 14) continues to present a flawed ideological position on the Middle East when a heterodox view is in order. We entered the Middle East and North Africa for only one reason: oil. We lost the oil reserves by 1980. Over the last 40 years every administration and Congress has careened from one costly political and military debacle to another in Gaza, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The continued politically correct mantra about our problems being caused by a small faction of Islamist terrorists is disingenuous at best. From moderate believers to radical...