Why the PLO? the Soviets?

October 1977
National Review;10/28/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 42, p1216
The article focuses on the Middle East policy of the U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The Carter Administration has invited the Soviet Union back into the Middle East, issuing a joint declaration that seems likely to dilute UN Resolution 242, the basis for U.S. policy in the area until now. Carter has also described the Soviet stance as moderate, and may even believe his own words, even though the Soviets have turned Libya into an arms depot. The strategic ignorance of the administration was matched by a political incompetence which is becoming all too familiar. The U.S. Congress was not consulted in the whole policy making process.


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