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A Foreign Policy of Arrogant Meddling

Stuart95 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:54 AM
Look at it this way: If a Republican were in the White House and Harry Reid were majority leader in the Senate in 1941, we'd all be speaking Japanese today.

A year before Mitt Romney picked him as a running mate, Paul Ryan gave a speech in which he discussed the promise and peril of the Arab Spring. "It's too soon to tell whether these revolutions will result in governments that respect the rights of their citizens or in one form of autocracy ... supplanting another," he said. "While we work to assure the former, American policy should be realistic about our ability to avert the latter."

More generally, Ryan said, "American policy should be tempered by a healthy humility about the extent of our power to control events in...