Tag Archives: foreign policy

Notes & Asides, 11-21-11

Commenter “Arafat” disagreed with my take on Republican foreign policy.

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GOP wrong on foreign policy

“The illusions about the possibility of managing historical destiny from any particular standpoint in history,” the great 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr said, “always involve … miscalculations about both the power and the wisdom of the managers and of the weakness and the manageability of the historical ‘stuff’ which is to be managed.”

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Notes & Asides, 10-14-11

After his recent meteoric rise in the polls — a month ago he was registering in the low single digits; today he’s around 20 percent and challenging Mitt Romney — establishment politicos are starting to look into Herman Cain’s candidacy as legitimate, much as they did after Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll and Rick Perry anounced his candidacy.

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Should the U.S. assist Egypt?

Among the intelligentsia, two positions have been staked out: One side proclaims support for the protesters no matter what — liberté, egalité, fraternité is their cry; the other side wonders why the United States is treating its ally in such a poor manner — send in the tanks, they say.

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Obama’s foreign policy like Bush’s

Matt Weir / The Collegian In Nov. 2008, Barack Obama handily defeated Sen. John McCain to become president of the United States, winning 365 electoral votes to McCain’s 173 and 53 percent of the popular vote to McCain’s 46 percent. ...

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Come home, America

'The only problem with Sen. McGovern’s “Come home, America!” slogan was the timing.'

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