The Vermont independent heralded the United Nations and the Iran nuclear deal, while warning against widening global economic inequality and heavy-handed military intervention.
The Appropriations Committee unanimously refused to go along with the president’s plan to scale back spending on diplomacy. Sen. Patrick Leahy called Trump’s approach “a retreat.”
When the president of the United States doesn’t understand basic issues, he can do some serious damage.
Could the relinquishing of defensiveness operate in somewhat the same way for leaders on a global scale?
It would appear that the president has little understanding of, or is persuaded to overlook, the critically important realities in the Middle East.
This latest move by President Donald Trump to bomb the Syrian military airbase is absolutely brilliant politics and probably insures his re-election.
The Chinese are overreaching but the United States really has no more standing in this dispute than any other nation with no territorial claims to one of the world’s major trade routes.
The conundrum facing voters is who is more likely to guide this nation wisely through the coming, probably more dangerous years and lay the basis for a coherent new long-term foreign policy.
By picking and choosing only the actions of non-allies to criticize and intercede against, America is steadily losing its credibility.
Let’s take a peek at a few of those “I will change things,” candidate Obama had stated so often during his campaigning in 2008.
Just because Obama appears to have been favored in most world capitals, doesn’t mean he has smooth sailing ahead.
Like many people, I was astonished to discover during the debate that Gov. Mitt Romney had had a conversion seemingly as profound as that experienced by the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus.
I believe the United States needs a president who not only understands the meaning of nuance, but is prepared to conduct relations with the rest of the world in a balanced and thoughtful manner.
The Republican playbook, which once portrayed Democrats as being soft on communism, was revised after 9/11 to make that soft on terrorism.