The recent commentary by Jonah Goldberg ("Our foreign policy problems go well beyond Iraq," Feb. 22) is an attempt to excuse himself and his fellow neoconservatives for being so wrong in supporting the disastrous Iraq war. Mr. Goldberg fails to mention that our invasion of Iraq, which killed 4,500 American soldiers at a cost of $3 trillion, has led directly to the creation of the terror group Daesh, also known as ISIS.
Next, Mr. Goldberg condemns the nuclear deal with Iran even though it brought peace and diplomacy instead of war because he is closely aligned with Israel's right wing Likud Party and parrots everything that the warmongering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says and does.
The U.S. needs a non-interventionist foreign policy bringing all of our soldiers home from the Middle East, with a willingness to conduct a dialogue and to trade with all countries including Iran while favoring no country, especially apartheid Israel. We should end all financial, military and diplomatic aid to Israel and support Palestinian statehood at the U.N. That is how we serve and protect America.
Ray Gordon, Bel Air