Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Clinton administration inaugurated this principle: that the only required qualification for Middle East analysis and policy making is fanatical Zionism. This article about Iraq cites two "experts": Dennis Ross and Aaron Miller, neither of whom is a trained expert in the Middle East, and both who worked on Arab-Israeli issues are asked to analyze the situation in Basra. They know about Basra and Iraq as much as I know about potato science.