Sunday, December 31, 2006

In Case You've Forgotten the Rest of the World

Sobering and disturbing article by Richard Clarke in the Washington Post today.

It's hard to stop and remember all the challenges the United States and the world is facing today given the overwhelming amount of attention on Iraq. Of course, Iraq is extraordinarily important, but an argument could be made that we have several other challenges, some just over the horizon and some closer whose impact on this country and the world could be even more severe.

In this op-ed, Clarke reminds us of just a few of these challenges. The article is a good way to get up to speed on some of the problems under our radar. It also gives an insider's perspective on why it is difficult for an administration (any administration) to deal with multiple major challenges simultaneously.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The sad part is that Iraq is only extraordinarily important because we made it so (and then screwed it up). We might have had a chance to worry about something that actually mattered if we didn't create a situation in Iraq out of nothing.