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Kerry's 'Realism' Slips Into Callousness

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 8:47 AM
Jeff seems to have struck a nerve with those of us who actually believe in following the constitution and it's original intent. To bad more of those aren't elected to office. Perhaps if true conservatives would leave the republican party and join the constitution party we would have a viable chance at constitutional government again. www.constitutionparty.com

WHEN IT COMES to foreign policy, John F. Kerry is no John F. Kennedy.

In his 1961 inaugural address, the 35th president of the United States declared that Americans would "pay any price, bear any burden" in their ongoing defense of liberty and human rights "at home and around the world." Like other presidents before and since – Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush – JFK believed that it was America's destiny to advance freedom and democratic self-government, and oppose the world's tyrants. This is the "idealist" approach to US foreign policy.

Kerry sees America's role differently. For nearly...