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Reader comment on item: Will the Middle East Lose Its Importance in Washington?

Submitted by Bernie Kessler (United States), Jul 1, 2012 at 22:57

I think you are right and I'm inclined to agree that whatever weight we assign to the oil component will be reduced somewhat during the next decade ---- especially if Israel comes on board as a significant source of oil and natural gas. My chief concern is and will remain Islamism in its slow but steady encroachment on our American institutions, a process supported by the increasing successes the radical element is enjoying in the Middle East and Asia. If this doesn't attract our political attention, nothing will.


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