Even as the president’s Baghdad strategy goes forward, we need to plan for a potent redeployment of U.S. forces in the region to defend oil assets, target terrorist enclaves, deter adventurism by Iran and provide a buffer against regional sectarian conflict.
Sen. Richard Lugar ((R)-Ind.) in an op-ed column in today’s Washington Post.
Lugar ends his column talking about the need to defend our ‘vital interests’ in the Middle East. What these ‘interests’ are is so blatantly obvious that it doesn’t require further elaboration.