Obama: "In the 21st Century, American Isolationism Is Not An Option"

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 28, 2014 11:26 AM
PRESIDENT OBAMA: A different view, from interventionists on the left and right, says we ignore these conflicts at our own peril; that America's willingness to apply force around the world is the ultimate safeguard against chaos, and America's failure to act in the face of Syrian brutality or Russian provocations not only violates our conscience, but invites escalating aggression in the future. Each side can point to history to support its claims. But I believe neither view fully speaks to the demands of this moment. It is absolutely true that in the 21st century, American isolationism is not an option.