Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Senator Hagel speaks on Iran

Senator Hagel wrote a compelling piece for the Financial Times regarding Iran. The full text can be viewed on his web site or if you have a subscription at FT. It is one of the best pieces I have read on the complex and difficult subject of Iran.
"America’s strategic policy toward Iran must be comprehensive and include a wide-lens view of Iran and the entire Middle East. It is a strategic mistake to believe that the US can successfully pursue a policy that segments Iranian and US interests. Iraq, nuclear capabilities, terrorism, Israel and oil are all part of an Iranian puzzle game that cannot be played one piece at a time. A clear inventory of Middle East realities frame America’s options and policies."
American Footprints had a nice post regarding Chuck Hagel's piece on Iran. Foreign policy is one of Chuck Hagel's strengths and is a critical reason for why we should support him to be the next President.

Update:
The Washington Post has a nice article on Senator Hagel's call for diplomacy with Iran along with others.

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1 comment:

Jason H. Bowden said...

Unfortunately, Iran's leader believes he was appointed by Allah to go on the final jihad against the infidels at the end of times. Ahmadinejad openly praises death and martyrdom, and has stated the 12th Imam, the Mahdi, will return within two years.

Hagel wants to have a chat with this guy? I have to agree with McCain -- the only thing worse than going to war with Iran is a nuclear Iran.