If U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
Presidents are not only the country’s principal policy chief, shaping the nation’s domestic and foreign agendas, but also the most visible example of our values.
The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
Highly placed New York kingmakers work toward ‘convergence’ between the Republican and Democratic parties so as to preserve their ‘America Last’ foreign policy and eliminate foreign policy from political campaigns.
Second, the President’s popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President.
I am not a ‘defender’ of the September 11 attacks, but simply pointing out that if U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned.
Such is the nature of the ‘unity government’ Clinton helped institutionalize. In her book, ‘Hard Choices,’ Clinton holds up her Honduran settlement as a proud example of her trademark clear-eyed, ‘pragmatic’ foreign policy approach. Berta Caceres gave her life to fight that government.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.