foreign policy

Trump Won’t Be Punked By Foreign Dirtbags Like Obama Was

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

It’s again clear that if you are thinking about getting uppity with the U.S. of A, you are rolling the dice. Of course, the liberals whine, which is good because the volume of their yelps is a terrific metric for success. The more they cry about it, the better an idea it is. May they weep long and hard, because America has got its feck back.

The Trump Presidency Begins

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

We have arrived in the foothills of the Trump presidency, and warnings no doubt abound. Not least is the Republican obsession with the sport of cliff-diving over dry land. What’s important is that a presidency that was almost too much fun has taken a turn for the serious.

The World on January 20, 2017

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Lead-from-behind Obamism proved to be little more than allowing the United Nations and the European Union to redefine American interests as something akin to Davos globalization. What, then, is a Jacksonian Trump approach? Trump seems none of the above. But he is inheriting a world that is imploding, an electorate that has no belly to fix it, and a military that for the present is in no shape to do so even if it wanted to.

The First Casualty In The Deep State’s Coup Against President Trump

There is an anti-constitutional coup taking place in this country. And on Monday the coup plotters registered their first kill: LTG Mike Flynn, President Trump’s national security advisor. In this must-read article we offer conservatives a definitive analysis of how and why the deep state took out General Flynn.

Democrats And Establishment Republicans Try To Torpedo Gen. Mike Flynn

Gen. Mike Flynn committed an unforgivable sin in the eyes of Democrats and the Republican national security establishment; he wrote a book proving what they have been doing for twenty-five years hasn’t been working. Even more unforgivably, he then managed to place himself next to a President who agrees, and is prepared to take his advice and examine whether the United States can have a new and more productive relationship with Russia.

Why ‘America First’ Resonates

Robert Merry, The American Conservative

Americans favor a measured, cautious foreign policy for America that also incorporates a recognition that the country must continue to play a major role in the world. America could do worse—and has in recent years.

Donald Trump Has a Coherent, Radical Foreign Policy Doctrine

George Friedman, RealClearWorld

If we ignore rhetorical flaws and look at the substance of what Trump has said, he has a coherent and radical foreign policy. Trump is proposing a redefinition of U.S. foreign policies based on current realities, not those of 40 years ago. It is a foreign policy in which American strength is maximized in order to achieve American ends.

The Audacity of Trump

Robert W. Merry, The American Conservative

In the end, it’s all about performance. In delivering a speech that emanated directly from his campaign, Trump chose to speak almost exclusively to those who voted for him and placed him upon that inaugural platform. But he can’t govern that way. Ultimately he will have to expand his base if he wants to govern beyond his current allotted four years. Campaigning is fun; governing is a fearsome challenge.

Trump Needs to Drain the Swamp at the Obama Pentagon

The neo-con counter to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” seems to be shaping up to be “Make Russia Evil Again.” If President-elect Trump wants to drain the swamp in DC, and formulate a new national security policy focused on winning cyberwarfare battles and eradicating ISIS and militant Islam, he should start by draining Obama’s Pentagon.

What's Trump up to on foreign policy?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Maybe Trump knew what he was doing with his campaign strategy. It seems to me that like many rich men, he has original insights that, together with hard work and good luck, have made him successful, even while showing boundless ignorance or mindless delusion about other things. Trump's foreign policy needs to be examined in that light.

Mr. Trump: Remember the Snake? #NeverRomney #NeverCorker

History tells us that the idea of bringing your political enemies into your inner councils is the pathway to failure. Donald Trump must make a clean break with the Republican Quislings, like Mitt Romney and Bob Corker, who enabled Obama to advance his agenda.

The Trump Doctrine

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump should move expeditiously to lay out and fix the broad outlines of his foreign policy, which entails rebuilding our military while beginning the cancellation of war guarantees that have no connection to U.S. vital interests. We cannot continue to bankrupt ourselves to fight other countries’ wars or pay other countries’ bills.

Yes, Trump is Going to Dump the Iran Deal

Fortunately, for America and for those who voted for Trump because of his stated goal of undoing the Obama – Clinton foreign policy blunders, such as the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, we have assurance from our friend Fred Fleitz that Trump hasn’t abandoned his plans to dump the Iran deal.

How the Elites Blew Up the World

Laura Ingraham, Lifezette

Four years from now, if Hillary is president, the United States will be weaker, China will be stronger, Russia will be more dangerous, terrorists will be more emboldened, the Middle East will be more unstable, and conditions in Europe will be worse than they are now. We already know that our current policies lead to these results. Why would we want to let things worsen for four more years?

Brent Bozell: What Worries Conservatives Most About Hillary Clinton?

There is every reason to believe that if elected president, Hillary Clinton will oversee the greatest disregard for the rule of law ever, and woe to that person who rises to question her. With the rule of law firmly discarded, America becomes an oligarchy ruled by a dictator. That is what worries conservatives most.

What Trump’s Foreign Policy Gets Right

John Bolton, Wall Street Journal

National security should be central to the 2016 presidential contest. Mr. Trump’s speech is a serious contribution to that end. He needs to maintain his focus and discipline, and by so doing compel Mrs. Clinton to defend her intention to continue President Obama’s failed polices.

Where’s the Letter from Democratic Security Officials Opposing Hillary?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Hillary Clinton is a fixture of the foreign policy establishment and thus is considered exempt from being judged empirically on her serial deceit and her disastrous foreign-policy record. In the world of elite Washington, crude bluster from an uncouth outsider like Trump is deemed more hazardous than the prevarication, dishonesty, and incompetence of a familiar insider.

The Isolationist Smear

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

It was not “isolationists” who failed America. None came near to power. The guilty parties are the CFR crowd and their neocon collaborators, and liberal interventionists who set off to play empire after the Cold War and create a New World Order with themselves as Masters of the Universe.

Turkey in Crisis: Another Lesson Why U.S. Should Avoid Foreign Meddling

Washington should not be isolated from the world, but it should stop attempting to forcibly transform the world. In Turkey the U.S. has found itself forced to embrace a man who cannot be trusted to support people’s liberty at home or fight Islamic radicalism abroad. So why is America still supporting him?

This Is Trump Foreign Policy, A Conversation With Top Trump Adviser Dr. Walid Phares

JP Carroll, Daily Caller

He believes as I said that there needs to be a concerted, strategic effort to remove ISIS while also worrying about who and what could come next once they have been destroyed. It’s not just ISIS, there is still al-Qaida as well as more covert actors like the Muslim Brotherhood that President Obama legitimized in Egypt before the Egyptians took their country back.