MSNBC host Ali Velshi, who was a weekday news anchor before landing his own weekend show last year, published a opinion piece late last week about the Middle East in which he blamed America and Israel for the region’s woes instead of its enemies, most notably Iran.
“Peace in the Middle East may have to happen without America,” read the headline. Let’s break it down.
Recent history demonstrates that America’s involvement in the region — because of its muddled goals and motivations — often makes things worse, not better. America says its aspirations are for equality and democracy in the region; but that’s often not been the case. And without a serious change in