Good minds can go bad in government, where process dominates logic and ensures the kind of directionless adventures we undertake in the Middle East.
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At the Nixon Center, it will be Chas Freeman vs. Rob Satloff on the topic: "Israel: Strategic Asset or Liability?" This is one of the few genuine debates on Israel-Middle East issues that I have seen organized in Washington
When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?
Colin Powell could be the person asked to do the broad negotiating and arm twisting to achieve the Obama administration's foreign policy objectives with Iran and in Arab-Israel peace negotiations.
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