June 25, 2009
Endless disaster has long been the result of endless U.S. interventionism. Texas Congressman Ron Paul was laughed at by Rudy Giuliani and others in the last election for daring to suggest that the U.S. helping to overthrow the government of Iran to install the Shah in 1953 was the first in a sequence of interventions that has helped lead to our current dilemmas in the Middle East. Watching the events that have unfolded in Iran in the last week, most reporters and pundits have brought up U.S. intervention in Iran in 1953, not because Ron Paul did, but because the CIA, historians and foreign policy analysts everywhere have, while politicians looking to score political points with tough talk continue to ignore the dangerous complexities of the very foreign policy they promote.
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