America and the Middle East

We stumbled for eight years under Bill Clinton over how to make peace in the Middle East, and then we stumbled for eight years under George Bush over how to make war there, [and the result is] an America that is trapped in a region which it cannot fix and it cannot abandon.

That’s Aaron David Miller, author of “The Much Too Promised Land”, as quoted by Thomas Friedman in his latest column. Do you think any of the presidential candidates still in the race would agree with all of that analysis?