by Steve on March 23, 2011

As Libya burns and the EU fumbles around frantically we can’t allow ourselves to be distracted or pulled away from the Gulf:

The United States has a much more important strategy task, which is to ensure stability in the Gulf. The emerging Shiite-Sunni conflict in that region is a greater threat to worldwide peace  than Libya. Iran has been stirring up trouble in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis have sent troops to Bahrain to keep the pro-Iranian rebels down. Iran has pursued a fanatical anti-Western ideology for thirty years, and they will not stop until somebody makes them. The United States is the only power that can. That is our strategic priority.

James Lewis makes some other excellent points over at AT.

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