America's foreign policy statements need to replace the nefarious term "national interests" with "rational interests"...
or irrational interests? :O)
"Despots call on the US to do their dirty work"? What I want to know is why the US always readily responds?
“The Houthi are not Iranian proxies in the sense that Hezbollah is an Iranian proxy,”
Even this is perhaps unfair. Hezbollah is acting to protect the Lebanon, its own country where it is part of the official government. It works for itself and its supporters against enemies like Israel. Iran helps, and why not?