Tag Archives: foreign policy

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Kasich Developing World View in Prep for Prez Run

You will not solve this problem with only air power. There needs to be a coalition of NATO, Arab states, and ultimately some boots on the ground to stop the advancement of that group. … The Western world and the Arab world need to get serious about stopping this kind of radicalism. If not, it will continue to spread and just bombing is imposing the status quo at best.

— Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich (R) said Tuesday he is studying up on foreign policy and beginning to outline his worldview, which includes support for sending U.S. ground forces to fight the Islamic State, the Washington Post reports.

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Cruz Tries to Tie Clinton to Obama’s Foreign Policy

The failures of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy are manifest. It’s almost as if the whole world is on fire right now.

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), doing his best to tie Hillary Clinton to President Obama as he offered sharp criticism of the “Obama-Clinton” foreign policy, the New York Times reports.

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Obama Admits There’s No ISIS Strategy Yet

I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.

— President Obama, quoted by CNN, on how the United States will deal with the ISIS threat in Iraq and Syria.

Poetic Justice

Seeking Political Cover

Some say her political instincts are superior,
But she shouldn’t have called Obama’s foreign policy inferior.
She said she was sorry,
And even hugged him at a party,
But Karl Rove says Hillary was just “covering her political posterior.”

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Obama Justifies His ‘Minimalist’ Position

Increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme maximalist positions, and sooner or later, that catches up with you.

— President Obama, in an interview with Tom Friedman, on the rise of the Republican far right.

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Clinton Criticizes Obama’s Foreign Policy

Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.

— Hillary Clinton, in an interview with The Atlantic, said President Obama’s lack of assistance to Syrian rebels led to the rise of ISIS in Iraq. She also criticized the slammed Obama’s foreign-policy doctrine which he recently coined as, “Don’t do stupid shit.”