President Biden is backwards on the Middle East

Source: Orange County Register
by Natalie Armbruster

“Last week, President Biden traveled to the Middle East, stopping first in Israel before traveling to Saudi Arabia. While the trip was chiefly about mitigating the effects of the ongoing oil and energy crisis, President Biden justified his trip by arguing his visit would help the Middle East in ‘coming together through diplomacy and cooperation — rather than coming apart through conflict.’ President Biden’s perception of the Middle East, and what U.S. policy should be in the region rests on the assumption that the Middle East is more stable, cooperative, and secure when the U.S. is more involved. However, this reasoning is backwards. The Middle East does not need America to drive regional cooperation and has actually fared considerably well without it.” (07/22/22)