TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
Transmitted below is a subtle analysis of attitudes toward the three
principal problems facing this region by Patrick Seale.
The /realpolitik/ attitudes toward the American war against Iraq which
he reports are reminiscent of the American attitude toward the Iran-Iraq
war of 1980-1988, during which American politicians were quite frank
about their satisfaction at watching Iraqis and Iranians slaughter each
other /ad infinitum/ and weighed in from time to time to assist
whichever side appeared at a disadvantage with a view to perpetuating
the bloodletting for as long as possible.
If certain political leaderships in the region are reluctant to see an
American withdrawal from Iraq, it is for all the wrong reasons and has
nothing to do with the best interests of either Iraqis or Americans.
*READY FOR RESOLUTION?*
/By Patrick Seale/
/The Saudi Gazette, March 3, 2007/
The Club de Monaco must be one of the most exclusive in the world
because its members all heavyweights of international politics meet
for just one weekend a year in the exquisite setting of the Hotel de
Paris at Monte Carlo.
The aim of the Club is to bring together government ministers,
secretaries-general of international organizations, European
Commissioners, ambassadors, foreign affairs pundits and similar men and
women of distinction to exchange views frankly and informally on the
great questions of the moment, especially as they refer to the Middle
East and the Mediterranean basin.( Collapse )