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Americans Tired of Foreign Policy Failures
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  • Corlyss

    “They no longer believe that the people asking for their support really know what they are talking about.”

    There’s been a failure of leadership across so many fields. Americans will go where they are led. Right now they’re being led into a dark wood without a torch. Where’s the leader to come from for the next few years? Not the Dems. We might get another president from them, but not a leader because they are clueless. From the military? Unlikely because the same kind of time-servers who populate the political parties are in the military – probably decent enough chaps, but careerists not up to the tasks put upon them. From the Republicans? I ain’t holdin’ my breath. Meanwhile, regulation nation marches on, trying to compensate for what Americans have identified as their inability to cope.

    • Andrew Allison

      It’s worse than that. The only people who believe that the people asking for their support will represent their interests are the takers (who, it appears, are now the majority).

  • Pait

    Bring Clinton back!

    • Corlyss

      Bring Reagan back! Even dead, he’d be better than what we got.

  • lukelea

    I believe there was another recent study that showed that it doesn’t matter what most Americans believe, think, want, or fear when it comes to setting national policy on issues like immigration (to take the most salient example). What matters is what the big moneyed interests — the wealthiest Americans, businessmen overwhelmingly — think. It’s called plutocracy. It has to stop.

    • Andrew Allison

      We still live, although for how long I don’t know, in a somewhat representative democracy. In other words, we get the government we elect. If we elect people who are more interested in representing donors who will get them reelected rather than those who elected them, we deserve what we will get (pass the Vaseline). There’s a simple solution: term limits. Actually, there are two: anybody who approves deficit spending should automatically be disqualified from reelection.

      • Bruce

        When you oppose interventions, the powers that be call you isolationist. When you are as broke and ineffective as the USA, isolationism is a good thing.

  • Breif2

    “Americans Tired of Foreign Policy Failures”

    “And they brought him on a stretcher a man who was sick of the palsy. And they cried unto him: ‘Maestro, this man is sick of the palsy.’ And the Lord said: ‘If I had to spend my whole life on a stretcher, I’d be pretty sick of the palsy, too!'”

    • Twiglet maniac

      Rowan atkinson, classic

  • Andrew Allison

    Another false equivalence from TAI! There is absolutely no relationship between foreign policy and the USA’s global military presence. In fact, military presence represents a failure of foreign policy.
    Incidentally, while Americans is (just barely) passable, “America’s global military presence” is not. Are you referring to the N. American continent, or is the apostrophe misplaced? If if the former, do you presume to speak for our neighbor to the north.

    • Corlyss

      “In fact, military presence represents a failure of foreign policy.”
      Yer kidding, right?

  • rheddles

    It’s not 15 years of poor performance, it’s 23. If Clinton had taken out the Nork Nukes in ’94 the world would look very different today.
    And if he had taken out bin Laden also, it would look even more different. He may not have sent large numbers of troops overseas, but he suffered the Cole and the first Trade Center attack silently. Over all, the boomer presidents have a terrible foreign policy record, exceeded only by the stupidity of the boomers in re-electing each of them after demonstrated failure. Probably due mostly to lack of exposure to WWII.

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