Tuesday, October 30, 2007

An interesting article.

Slate has an interesting article about the wimpy Senate and executive branch in the US when it comes to dealing with the unreasonable demands from Turkey. When you stand back and think about it, there are only two countries in the world that can put such crazy demands in front of the US government to which our government will oblige: Israel and Turkey. While there is an explanation about Israel (a large and influential Jewish diaspora in the US and the fact that they have suffered throughout the centuries), there is no explanation for Turkey (they have been the ones who have made other people suffer). It might have been a strategic ally during the cold war but now they have very little value to the US. It actually makes us look bad for bowing to them.

The Slate article is subtitled "The United States should be squeezing Turkey, not the other way around" which is quite explanatory. It's a good read.

UPDATE 10/30/2007: Arsineh at Cilicia.com has a similar point about Turkey.

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