Maybe the preznut can learn...
Bush, the candidate, pledged to pursue a humble foreign policy. He argued against the (in hind-sight, relatively tame) interventionalism of the
Of course, that's not what we got... And before I get the flood of comments stating that "9/11 changed everything" let me say "yes, it did".
But did the events of 9/11 require the forward-leaning, pre-emptive strategy that has entangled our forces in a war while simultaneously dragging our image through mud (i.e. - torture, rendition) and bleeding the nation's economic and military resources. The architects of the Bush doctrine openly proclaimed that the use of American military might could be used to remake the world -- and make it a better place. 9/11 gave them all the license they need to carry out the experiment.
We've seen the result... And some of us actually recognize the implications of those results: The Bush doctrine is a complete failure on all fronts:
The threats, blustering and out-right aggression has served not to make the world safer, but has helped to embolden and even prop-up dictators and terrorists.
But there is at least some hope. While we had to listen to our fearless leader bluster about a non-existent threat in
We hear “give diplomacy a chance” … we hear “it takes time”… “we need to work with our allies in the region”. All the phrases the conservatives used to bash the Democrats with in the run-up to war.
At least dear-leader appears to have given up on the idea of bending other nations to our will using military might. The problem is, Bush’s education came at a cost… An ongoing cost in