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The Republican Obsession

Jim3912 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:46 AM
What is clear is that there is no clarity to our foreign policy! As the comic strip character POGO said long ago, "we have met the enemy and he is us". What we need is a foreign policy that we can all agree upon and unite behind. Right now we have so much discord that it is no wonder that our real enemies are barking at our door. We don't need to become isolationists nor are we compelled to be the world's policeman and the sole vanguard for spreading "democracy". We need to know our limits and carefully select our battles.
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:55 AM
Jim,

All our enemies are mere pikers compared to the ones here at home. In America is where the battle needs to be fought and won, not overseas. The overseas nonsense has another purpose. It distracts people from the abuses being done right here.

If last week's hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama?

Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today.

Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships...