Failed Experiments

Peretz, Martin
March 2003
New Republic;3/31/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 12, p38
Discusses the involvement of the U.S. with the Middle East. Suggestion that during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower the United States chose sides between its allies and an Arab tyrant; British and French response to Gamal Abdel Nasser's nationalization of the Suez Canal; Perceived desire of then U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to so weaken Great Britain and France in the region that they would cede their oil interests to the United States; Opinion that the U.S. is indebted to Britain's Tony Blair, and that the medium of exchange with which Blair has chosen to be paid is the so-called road map to peace between Israel and the Palestinians; Involvement of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush in the peace process in Israel.


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