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The U.S. should stay out of it

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Submitted by Dianna (Canada), May 15, 2003 at 07:15

Again the United States should intervene in the Middle East to help it solve its own problems? I think not. Let the Saudis solve their own problems. There is no place in the Middle East that would abhor - to violent ends - direct American intervention in its internal affairs more than Saudi Arabia.

It's time the U.S. let the Middle East do its own dirty work. It has rescued Afghanistan and Iraq. Now let the waves of whatever "freedom" they've discovered wash over the rest of the region.

As a matter of fact, it might be good policy for the U.S. to think like this: Where human rights are concerned, when individual freedoms are being violated and it directly affects American security and freedom - THEN we can think about intervening. When there is a genocide and people are being killed on a massive scale (and in this I include the missed opportunity in Rwanda), then we ought to intervene for humanitarian reasons. Otherwise, we will stay out of it (as I think they should do even in Israel, leave the negotiations to Israel and the Palestinians, and only give help when they're asked for it).

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