It had to happen sooner or later. America enjoyed her stint as a world leader and superpower without much competition, but now we face challenges from China, Russia, and even the Third World. Half a century has passed since Kennedy said no to Khrushchev’s missiles in Cuba. If the same thing happened today Putin wouldn’t even bother listening to our president.
National Security and Foreign Affairs
For all the phony bipartisanship and false attempts to bridge the gulf between liberal Democrats and Republicans, who would have thought that Muslims abusing poison gas would bring everyone together? John Boehner is finally saying yes to something Barack Obama wants without asking why the Syrian people matter more than dealing with real threats to Americans and our friend and ally, Israel.
Does misplaced correctness prevent us from asking why America doesn’t share the same penchant for bloodshed when we change leaders that we see during shake-ups in the Muslim Middle East, or why our religious disagreements don’t spawn violence throughout the Western world?
The reason democracy works in America is the same reason it will fail spectacularly in nations like Egypt.
Does smart foreign policy mean paying protection money to Muslim countries that harbor terrorists either knowingly or as an unavoidable part of their transnational religion? We pay grotesque sums in foreign aid in the name of battling al Qaeda and other creations of radical Islam (see: Is U.S. Aid to Buy Peace and Security Worth the Price?