Wednesday, June 10, 2009
U. S. Foreign Policy
John Bolton, former U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, perfectly articulates my beliefs on how U. S. foreign policy should be:
Conservative foreign policy is unabashedly pro-American, unashamed of American exceptionalism, unwilling to bend its knee to international organizations, and unapologetic about the need for the fullest range of dominant military capabilities. Its diplomacy is neither unilateralist nor multilateralist, but chooses its strategies, tactics, means and methods based on a hard-headed assessment of U.S. national interests, not on theologies about process. Most especially, conservatives understand that allies are different from adversaries, and that each should be treated accordingly

I loved it when he was in the United Nations, but he was a serious man in a profoundly unserious organization. You can read his article in it's entirety here: BOLTON: Obama continues Bush's 2nd term -- badly