Continuing (for a while … if this keeps getting ignored I’ll probably stop) the debate … a question for our candidates:
Strategy amounts to setting long term goals and objectives, tactics is the means of getting from here to there. Arguably we’ve been without a coherent Middle East strategy for decades, and we’ve replacing any strategy with a disconnected set of of short term tactical responses to developing situations. What would you identify as the key elements of a US Middle East strategy, Could you briefly describe what you envision as our strategic goals and objectives for the region?
Follow up: What do you see as the first tactical step moving in that direction?