Foreign policy needs to incorporate common sense. Whether it is the common sense approach of profiling, action rather than speechifying, an olive branch and arrows over an outstretched hand of platitudes and the realization that people around the world despise the United States just for existing as the last bastion of freedom on the planet. The President would like to follow the nonsensical approach. Iran fires missiles into space and America issues strongly worded statements. Our foreign policy government representatives do not even have the power to rally the world around stiff sanctions. And some people in America continue to ignore the truth.
This last statement has become very apparent to me particularly in regards to interviews that I have conducted with candidates for various offices throughout America both on the federal level and the local level. One independant candidate felt that it was Iran’s right to pursue nuclear weapons and build missiles. While I can agree that countries should be entitled to sovereignty in building missiles, the issue of nuclear weapons should be of concern. Particularly when certain countries are run by dictators hell bent on destruction including their own.
The Ron Paul foreign policy has also been strong in candidates I have interviewed. The idea that waterboarding is torture and that it is our use of enhanced interrogation and our policy of holding enemy combatants at GITMO without trials is being used as a recruitment tool is one area I strongly disagree with Rep. Ron Paul on. My interviewee last night held that same view. Where is the common sense? Not only has Islam been a violent religion dating all the way back to its inception, but in my lifetime alone I have witnessed plane highjackings, kidnappings, homicide bombers, beheadings and 9/11. All of this before detainees at GITMO or any of our current wars in the middle east.
There is a fundamental lack of reasoning for people to continue to blame America for the fact that we are hated. We always will be regardless of what we do. The President can continue to bow and pander and our country can close GITMO and stop enhanced interrogations, but it will make no difference. Iran will continue to build nuclear weapons ands call for the destruction of Israel and Muslim men and women will continue to flock to terrorist activities regardless of how America conducts its future foreign policy. To walk forward blindly means to walk forward into our destruction. And Freedom’s Wings will never endorse any candidate that holds to these positions. I support Ron Paul on many issues, particularly economically, but on foreign policy I am miles apart from him and his followers and from the liberals in this country.