Washington's "New Pacifism:"
Morality and the Free World’s Interests
The administration’s search for a policy in the Middle East, this writer was told the other day in Washington by one who helps look for it, reminded him of the ant who got tired of taking so long to travel from one place to another, and was told by an older ant to turn himself into a grasshopper if he wanted to go faster. Excellent! said the younger ant, and how do I do that? Don’t ask me, said the other ant—I just give the policy guidance!
The outlines of American objectives in the current East Mediterranean crisis seemed clear and definite when stated in resolute tones by authoritative Washington sources to this correspondent late in November. These goals were seen as threefold:
1) To limit or contain Soviet penetration of the Arab world.
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