Monday, June 23, 2008

Barack Obama on Foreign Policy

  • Meet with Cuban leaders only with agenda of US interests. (Feb 2008)
  • Cuba: Loosen restrictions now; normalization later. (Feb 2008)
  • Important to undo the damage of the last seven years. (Feb 2008)
  • Never negotiate out of fear, and never fear to negotiate. (Jan 2008)
  • Ok to postpone Pakistani elections, but not indefinitely. (Dec 2007)
  • Pakistan crisis: secure nukes; continue with elections. (Dec 2007)
  • President must abide by international human rights treaties. (Dec 2007)
  • Obama Doctrine: ideology has overridden facts and reality. (Dec 2007)
  • China is a competitor but not an enemy. (Dec 2007)
  • Willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il & Hugo Chavez. (Nov 2007)
  • Wrote 2006 law stabilizing Congo with $52M. (Oct 2007)
  • No Obama Doctrine; just democracy, security, liberty. (Oct 2007)
  • Invest in our relationship with Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Strengthen NATO to face 21st-century threats. (Aug 2007)
  • $50B annually to strengthen weak states at risk of collapse. (Aug 2007)
  • No "strategic ambiguity" on foreign policy issues. (Aug 2007)
  • At college, protested for divestment from South Africa. (Aug 2007)
  • Increased aid to Republic of Congo. (Aug 2007)
  • Visited largest slum in Africa, to publicize its plight. (Aug 2007)
  • My critics engineered our biggest foreign policy disaster. (Aug 2007)
  • China is a competitor, but not an enemy. (Aug 2007)
  • Meet with enemy leaders; it's a disgrace that we have not. (Jul 2007)
  • No-fly zone in Darfur; but pay attention more in Africa. (Jun 2007)
  • Europe & Japan are allies, but China is a competitor. (Apr 2007)
  • Palestinian people suffer-but from not recognizing Israel. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: Palestinian suffering from stalled peace effort. (Apr 2007)
  • Protested South African apartheid while at college. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on corruption to improve African development. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports Israel's self-defense; but distrusted by Israelis. (Oct 2006)
  • Visited Africa in 2006; encouraged HIV testing & research. (Oct 2006)
  • Never has US had so much power & so little influence to lead. (Jul 2004)
  • US policy should promote democracy and human rights. (Jul 2004)
  • Sponsored aid bill to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)

Obama is willing to meet and negotiate with anyone, even terrorists. This gross departure from American policy will endanger this nation and increase our risk. We are no longer dealing with countries and their differences but ideals without boundaries or countries.

There is no such thing as a neutral site when dealing with a terrorist organization. The terrorists main demand is our death. How do you comprimise or negotiate out of this demand?

The jury is still out on China. They have westernized some but this does not make them necessarily our friends. They have shipped over hundreds of products that could be leathal. This doesn't sound like something a friend would do. Wouldn't you make extra sure it was right before you send it to your friend? Perhaps the evidence leads to an opposing conclusion.

Obama has never visited any of our allies. He has visited Africa and the Middle East but he has never once visited England, France, Italy, ....... What makes him so sure he can gain favor with these nations?

The one that really got me is "Invest in our relationship with Mexico". We our housing a major percentage of their people and we are providing 40% of the capital that runs the nation. How much more invested do we need to get? I would think a little seperation would be good about now.

Barack Obama doesn't have a clue about foreign policy. To think differently only increases our chances for world failure.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really presidential material isn't he!

7:16 AM, June 25, 2008  

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