Whether Iran chooses to act constructively remains to be seen, but the US can no longer pretend Iran doesn’t exist.
Air strikes, drones, cyber strikes or special operations won’t check the anarchic forces the US itself helped let loose.
Will congress take the opportunity to reassess America’s War for the Greater Middle East? Don’t hold your breath.
Further reliance on armed force as the preferred instrument of US policy in the Islamic world will compound the errors.
Obama’s focus on special ops and secret drone wars open the door to an imperial presidency with no accountability.
The current policy of the US is not a reflection of its state today, but a wishful reiteration of the US’ zeitgeist.
The messiah-nation, gripped by war and fear of the unknown, could finally be coming to its senses.
Despite rhetoric of promise, Obama’s policy in Libya is fuelled by insider politics and motives.