21 Feb 2012
In Washington when it comes to foreign policy issues, of course, Syria is being talked about. But the bigger picture is Iran. In fact most people think the Unites States is interested in Syria because of Iran. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell was on Capitol Hill talking to senators and congressman about what's happening in Iran vis-a-vis the United States and Israel. He says there are three aspects of the mood in Washington that are disconcerting.
One of them is that "wittingly or unwittingly both the White House and the legislature have adopted a policy of regime change and not diplomacy. And that's frightening," he contends.
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Editor's Note: For some insight into latest developments on how the international community is reacting to the related Middle East situation in Syria, you might also be interested in this article by Peter Lee writing at Asia Times Online, which examines China's role in Syria: "China Sits Out Syria Regime Change Tango".