The U.S. impelled in part by its own infantile idealism, failed to understand that any intervention in Iraq should be connected with managing in a better way the world's energy problem. The Saudi blackmail, the Iranian blackmail are pushing up the price of oil, and hurting the world's economy. Eldar's remarks are irrelevant. He is the typical fool of the extreme left who does not see the real issues ever, but instead always has his eye on the wrong ball in the wrong court. The danger now is that the US in its confusion(And believe me Bush and Rice are now showing real confusion) over a confrontation with Iran, will continue to miss the whole strategic picture. As for us in Israel I would like to believe that the present Prime Minister has the kind of insight, and initiative Israel desperately needs now. However....
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from the article: Is America a strategic liability?