Originally written by HERB KEINON for the Jerusalem Post
With the US Iraq Study Group expected to recommend on Wednesday that the US diplomatically engage Syria and Iran, Israeli government sources differ widely about the impact this type of engagement might have on Israel.
While a senior defense official said US talks with Iran would lead to a slippery slope that would eventually leave Israel alone facing the Iranian nuclear threat, other government officials indicated that US-Iranian talks were needed to stabilize the region since Iran was "calling the shots" everywhere from Lebanon to Gaza. For the rest of the story: US may drop Israel
Bosun's comments: America's "cut and run" Democratic Party has gained the upper hand in the mid-term 2006 elections. The liberal agenda is taking control of Washington. America is loosing its will to fight the war on terror. This policy shift had allowed the US Iraq Study group to gain traction.
It appears that our "new" policy toward Iraq that is about to be released by the US Iraq Study Group will abandon democracy and seek political compromise with the insurgents. The Baker Commission's US Iraq Study Group will engage Tehran and Damascus as "partners" to secure stability in Iraq and compromise our support of Israel. Baker, his commission, the Democrats, and the world community will sell out Israel.
It is my humble opinion that the legacy of Iraq will impact U.S. policy and security much more than we realize. American Jews and liberals you should watch out what you wished for.