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Friday, August 16, 2013

Jonah Goldberg on intervening in the Middle East: To Hell With Them

The footage out of Egypt may be horrific, but I’d be surprised by any groundswell of sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Some paint all of this as part of a general isolationist or inward-looking attitude on the part of the American people. And lord knows that after so much American blood and treasure has been spilt since 9/11, nearly everyone is war-weary.

But there’s a simpler reason for American reluctance to intervene in the Middle East that plays a much bigger role in peoples’ attitudes about foreign policy. It can be summed up with the words “to hell with them.

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