Posts tagged humble foreign policy
Obama has confused the heck out of me by saying Israel needs to respect Palestinian borders from 1967 and thoroughly pissed off the Israelis.
Why don’t we mind our own business, respect other country’s sovereignty, and stand by the humble foreign policy advocated by President Bush in 2000?
Even if you believe our foreign aid is needed by Israel, we give her enemies—and their military dictators—many times more; how does this make sense?
Dr. Paul’s response from CNBC:
LAKE JACKSON, Texas, May 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE)
“The President gave a speech today about our foreign policy in the Middle East, and once again this administration has proven that it does not understand a proper foreign policy for America. When will our leaders finally do what’s right for America and rethink this irrational approach we’ve followed for far too long?
Israel is our close friend. While President Obama’s demand that Israel make hard concessions in her border conflicts may very well be in her long-term interest, only Israel can make that determination on her own, without pressure from the United States or coercion by the United Nations.
Unlike this President, I do not believe it is our place to dictate how Israel runs her affairs. There can only be peace in the region if those sides work out their differences among one another. We should respect Israel’s sovereignty and not try to dictate her policy from Washington.
The President also defended his unconstitutional intervention in Libya, authorized not by the United States Congress but by the United Nations, and announced new plans to pressure Syria and force the leader of that country to step down.
Our military is already dangerously extended, and this administration wants to expand our involvement. When will our bombing in Libya end? Is President Obama seriously considering military action against Syria? We are facing $2 trillion dollar deficits, and the American taxpayer cannot afford any of it.
Our military’s purpose is to defend our country, not to police the Middle East.
As the President prepares to send even more support to Egypt, we should be reminded that it was our foreign aid that helped Mubarak retain power to repress his people in the first place. Now we have to deal with the consequences of those decisions, yet we keep repeating the same mistakes.
I am not the only one who can see the absurdities of our foreign policy. We give $3 billion to Israel and $12 billion to her enemies. Most Americans know that makes no sense.
We need to come to our senses, trade with our friends in the Middle East (both Arab and Israeli), clean up our own economic mess so we set a good example, and allow them to work out their own conflicts.”
I’m shocked to hear a General speak with such clarity and detail about the inner workings of American foreign policy and our military actions in The Middle East.
After Bush campaigned on a “humble foreign policy” and “no nation building” we can now see these statements as the incredible lies that they are.
Gen. Clark also details “The Project for a New American Century” and the ramifications of that document/group and the plans it lays out for America.
Although we haven’t launched full military campaigns in all of the countries Gen. Clark references there ARE revolutions happening in all of them; therefore we must wonder: what is happening behind the scenes? Is The CIA–once again–fomenting revolution and regime change as they have been PROVEN to do many times before. See: Iran’s CIA-led Coup of Dr. Mossadeq and The Shah.
This one I MOSTLY agree with (some of it’s narrative over-reaches its evidence), but the graphics are sensational so I’ll include it anyway.