Charles Krauthammer’s opinion piece in The Bee (April 25) is startling in its hypocrisy.
He accuses President Obama of actions that allegedly have increased the influence of the government of Iran. But he fails to mention that one of the main results of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a dramatic expansion of the influence of the state of Iran after a regime friendly to it came to power in Iraq. Mr. Krauthammer enthusiastically supported that invasion, but he does not mention that now.
The invasion of Iraq also led to the chaotic situation in that country which helped to open the way for the rise of the violent movement known as ISIS. Mr. Krauthammer does not recognize the threat posed by that extremist movement, which makes our relationship with Iran more complicated.
It is no exaggeration to say that Mr. Krauthammer’s real purpose is to maneuver this country into a war with Iran. Surely most Americans realize what a disaster that would be.
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I hope that anyone who might respond to this letter will realize that my outlook on foreign policy is that of a realist, which is a traditionally conservative approach.