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Decouple Iran from Palestine; free Iran then Palestine state

The solution to a Palestinian state--one that has been supported by Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama--must begin with decoupling Iran's theocratic regime from its proxies in Palestinian territories. Israel cannot live in peace next to a Palestinian state as long as the clerical regime pursues a nuclear weapons program, calls for the destruction of Israel, funds terrorist organizations such as Hamas and violates the basic freedoms of its own people on a daily basis.

The road map to a Palestinian state is simple. First, Washington must unequivocally support the aspirations of the Iranian people for a new beginning free of the clerics who have robbed them of life, liberty and economic prosperity. A democratic Iran at peace with Israel is a fundamental prerequisite for the creation of a Palestinian state. Second, a blueprint for rebuilding a new Palestinian state must be adopted. A Marshall Plan for Palestine can be led by Saudi Arabia.

Source: Column in The Washington Times , Sep 23, 2011

Immediately withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Washington's $1 trillion-plus adventure in Afghanistan has not brought the country any closer to stability. The US must immediately withdraw troops from Afghanistan but ensure the stability of this fragile nation by building a trans-Afghan pipeline. This pipeline from Turkmenistan would move south to Afghanistan then enter Pakistan and end in India. Building this $4 billion pipeline carrying natural gas to Pakistan and India would also decouple Turkmenistan from the monopoly of Russian gas exports.
Source: Opinion column website, www.robsobhani.com , Jul 15, 2011

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