It is now fifteen years since American forces invaded an area in the Middle East. Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have resulted in the deaths of over five thousand American troops,and the wounding of over forty thousand. Under leadership of President Bush we plunged into the mess known as the Middle East without any policy,without any goals, we just sent soldiers to fight for something–actually, to this day few who fought have any idea as to the goals of these wars. We fought,we left, we remained, and we still are confused.
American forces have just begun bombing of Houthi forces in Yemen.Why? Ostensibly, because Houthi missiles were fired at a US ship. Of course,the reason for these missiles(none actually hit any US ship) was because American allies–Saudi Arabia and Gulf States–hit a funeral and killed one hundred and wounded four hundred. So,what is the goal of this American attack? What is our foreign policy goal? The only logical outcome is to foster further Houthi attacks and drive this group closer and closer to Iran. In reality, that is the unintended goal of this potential new war!