Middle East Mess: When Dems and GOPers Agree, Be Afraid

Have the Bush-era neocons and Obama liberals made all the same mistakes in the Middle East?

The American Interest


Benghazi Affair Falls Short of Impeachable Offense But Signals a Failed Foreign Policy


[excerpt] Two important points need to be made about the lamentable Benghazi affair. The first is that this is no time to start reaching for the self-firing, almost untargeted impeachment six-guns. Ever since Watergate, the joys of criminalizing policy differences and putting additional heat on political opponents by unctuously installing special prosecutors and speaking with the sleazy solemnity of faux due process while stoking up public opinion for impeachment proceedings and the removal from high offices of their occupants has been more and more frequently the default posture of both parties.