foreign policy

Most R's Align W/ Rand Paul's Foreign Policy

Emily Hulsey, Independent Journal Review

According to recent surveys, it's apparent that a large number of Repubs. feel that our country’s two most recent wars were mistakes and that America is too involved in world affairs. That sounds uncannily like something Rand Paul would say.

Century Old Terrorists Still Creating Wars From Iraq To Ukraine

A century ago one of America’s most disastrous presidents, the haughty, sanctimonious, and egotistical Woodrow Wilson, imagined himself as God’s anointed to bring peace to the earth. The problems created by Wilson are still with us.

Obama Administration Should Keep U.S. Out Of Iraq’s Revived Killfest

A decade ago America foolishly blew up one of the most important countries in the Middle East.  The Middle East appears to be a tragedy permanently set on repeat.  That is a reason for America to stay out, not jump in.

There Are No “Good Guy” Radical Islamists in Iraq

Obama’s policy makers like President George W. Bush’s before them have failed to grasp the real lesson we should have learned from the rise of the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. The enemy is not a nation state or a government, but the idea of Islamic supremacy deeply ingrained in Muslim culture.

America Should Stop Trying To Fix Iraq, Syria, And Everywhere Else

Much of the Muslim world  is aflame and U.S. policy bears much of the blame.  Washington’s relentless attempt to reorder and reshape complex peoples, distant places, and volatile disputes has backfired spectacularly.

Instead of Reassuring Europeans, President Should Tell Them to Defend Themselves

President Obama should stop reassuring other nations that they can remain permanent welfare dependents of the U.S.  He should start reassuring the American people that he will put their interests before those of countries reluctant to help themselves.

Useful Idiots and the Strange Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Totalitarian movements, like radical Islam, always require “useful idiots,” such as Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father, Robert Bergdahl, to help convince the people about to be enslaved that their soon-to-be totalitarian masters are saviors, not oppressors.

Ted Cruz: John Kerry Should Step Down

Burgess Everett, Politico

Sen. Ted Cruz called for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday afternoon, criticizing Kerry for reportedly telling world leaders that he fears Israel could become an “apartheid state.”

Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

A new world is coming. While perhaps unwelcome news for the transnational elites championing such causes as climate change and battling global economic inequality, it's hard to see any great threat in all this to the true interests of the American people.

Nigerian People Must Liberate Their Land, End Political Failure, Open Greater Economic Potential

Orji Uzor Kalu, a potential presidential candidate in Nigeria says “The more the economy goes out of government to the private sector the better it will be for the economy” and to release the country's vast economic potential he “would like to see small government and big enterprise.”

Russia vs. Ukraine: The Tragic Perils of Nationalism

From America’s standpoint, whose flag flies over Crimea today is irrelevant. But the revival of nationalism backed by military intervention sets an ominous precedent.

Has Foreign Policy Saved Lindsay Graham?

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Graham has used his criticism of Obama's foreign policy to squash the threat of a serious GOP challenge. But that doesn't change conservatives' disdain for his big government record.

2016: Cruz Moves to RPaul's Right on Social Issues

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has staked out ground to Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) right on foreign policy, and he may be doing the same on social issues in Iowa, home of the nation's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.

North Korea: Dealing with a Human Rights Scourge and Security Threat

There never has been any question about the extraordinary nature of North Korea's tyranny.  But the United Nations just released its own gruesome analysis.

A Tea Party of Rivals

Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard

What will come of the Ted Cruz-Rand Paul foreign policy split.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Trade Barbs Over Foreign Policy

Fox News Latino Staff

Ted Cruz has attempted to smooth over tensions with fellow Tea Party favorite, Rand Paul, after the two quite publicly disagreed over the U.S.'s role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. But apparently, Paul isn’t taking the peace offering.

Most Oppose Becoming Too Involved in Ukraine

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

A new Pew Research poll found 56% of people say the U.S. should not get too involved after Russian forces took over the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. Another 29% think the U.S. needs to take a firm stand.

Blaming Putin on Conservatives

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

This liberal trio thinks conservatives actually love Putin.

Ukraine: Time for Europeans To Take Over Europe’s Defense

Putin is wrong, dangerously wrong.  But how to punish Moscow?  America’s direct stake in the controversy between Russia and Ukraine is essentially nil.

Rand’s Stand on Foreign Policy

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

Senator Paul won CPAC again. Is he also winning the GOP's debate over war and peace?