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Is It Time to Come Home?

ko'regan Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 7:52 PM
Excellent column, Mr. Buchanan. Perfectly expressed insights and common sense. To answer your hypothetical question, yes indeed, we should come home, get everybody out, and stop helping. It is absurd to continue, but change seems impossible with this ossified and off-track administration. God help us.

Is it not long past time to do a cost-benefit analysis of our involvement in the Middle and Near East?

In this brief century alone, we have fought the two longest wars in our history there, put our full moral authority behind an "Arab Spring" that brought down allies in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, and provided the air power that saved Benghazi and brought down Moammar Gadhafi.

Yet this week U.S. embassies were under siege in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, and U.S. diplomats were massacred in Benghazi.

The cost of our two wars is 6,500 dead, 40,000...