However, there are three broad themes emerging from the current conflict that will have a lasting and knock-on effect and which should be discussable by any and all. They apply to American foreign policy, yes...but also to everyone else's.
Food For Thought: The NY Times - An American Foreign Policy That Both Realists and Idealists Should Fall in Love With, One Percent Madness, Newshog,US warns Turkey against Iraq incursion, Iran Says Would Back Turkish Anti-PKK Operation in Northern Iraq.
Food for Thought: George Will, Cato-At-Liberty, The Washington Post.
Food for Thought: The NY Times, Poliblogger, Outside the Beltway, Haaretz, The Guardian, William S. Lind.
Today, I just want to pose those questions, articulate those themes. I've imbedded links to articles which explore some aspects of them to give you food for thought. In th next few days, I will try to come up with a coherent post or posts on what I think the answers are. In the meantime, I invite you all to contribute links, thoughts or complete answers yourselves. Write a comment or trackback a post.