I believe most Americans would enthusiastically endorse a new official foreign policy stance. We all seem to say the same thing in casual conversations but have been waiting to see if the existing US approach might work. Obviously, it’s not working!
After decades of watching and waiting for the next unworkable proclamation to solve everybody else’s perceived problems, it seems nothing works. We can’t successfully force anybody to follow our model. Without massive infusion of our cash and American lives, the Middle East would have kicked out our meddling butts long ago.
Everyone I know says, “So what” — but we still let our meddlesome, grandiose politico’s dictate a Nanny approach to solving problems that are not ours.