Gulf States

Washington Should Give Whiny Gulf States No Special Favors

Washington’s determination to defend much of the globe has made the U.S. an international sucker, especially vulnerable to manipulation by supposed friends. The Gulf States want Washington to issue security guarantees to protect corrupt gerontocracies and monarchies. It is hard to imagine a worse idea than committing America to directly intervene in conflicts irrelevant to American security on behalf of nations which share none of America’s most cherished values and which are able to defend themselves.