Whether you consider your political views "left of center" or "right of center " you may well agree with the comments that GOP Presidential Candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had the courage to express.
Why has the Bush Administration done their best to paint the former Iraqi regime and Iran as evil while turning a blind eye to the deeds of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan?
If you get to the heart of this question then you'll have the answer to ending the Iraq war and avoiding war with Iran. Just one more good reason for holding hearings to impeach both Bush and Cheney.
TheHill.com - Huckabee knocks Bush foreign policy
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leveled some of the harshest criticisms of the Bush administration's foreign policy yet from the GOP presidential field, saying it has mismanaged relations with Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Laying out his foreign policy platform in Washington on Friday, Huckabee restated his support for continuing the war in Iraq. But the bulk of his speech was devoted to the United States' and Bush's shortcomings.
Huckabee said the U.S. is ignoring options besides armed conflict with Iran, has trusted the Saudis too much and has allowed Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to go back on his commitment to allow American forces to root out terrorism within his borders.
"Just like Musharraf, since 9/11, the Bush administration has played both ends and the middle, assuring the American people that it's doing everything it can to protect them, while tiptoeing around our supposed ally," Huckabee said. "It's been afraid of upsetting the apple cart, even though the cart contains poisoned apples destined for export to the United States."
Huckabee said the United States has trusted the Saudis and made them rich, only to see the funds used as "seed money for terrorism," and that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan will ultimately back whoever can win