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Will Trump´s Greatest Triumphs
Be in Foreign Policy?

PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon

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Posted By:garnet, 11/8/2017 8:34:59 AM

Watching the normally Trump-phobic talking heads at CNN bend themselves into pretzels to say something bad about our president´s foreign policy address in South Korea Wednesday (our Tuesday), you knew POTUS had to have scored a home run in front of that country´s National Assembly. In fact, if you had viewed the event live on television yourself, as I did here in Los Angeles, you would have known that already because Trump´s speech was superb -- at once as tough and determined toward the North Korean dictator as it was complimentary toward the miraculous achievements of the South. You also got

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thomthomp, 11/8/2017 11:06:48 AM     (No. 11445615)

It could well be that the President´s greatest achievements will be in foreign policy because he can do a lot there without the RINOs slowing him down. If the Republicans in Congress ever get fully on board with his domestic agenda it may well be hard to decide which are his greatest triumphs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/8/2017 11:57:59 AM     (No. 11445680)

To have a successful foreign policy there must be goals and interests around which the nation coalesces. For decades it was anti-Communism. After 1992, it became a void with the co;apse of the USSR. Then along came Saddam, once our ally bleeding Iran, now our enemy for invading Kuwait generally over debts owed. He gave the US (Bush41) the opportunity to expand US presence into the Mid-East with some awful, compounding results.

Bush41 and his successors through Obama bought into the "New World Order"/Globalism, which would promote Utopian peace at the price of just a little of those unalienable rights - including your liberty and "happiness". The world responded, and the US lost much of its working class vitality to elsewhere, and wrote off certain classes of people, particularly urban blacks, as lost economic causes. That wave of "immigration" sweeping the West is no accident, and neither is our bi-partisan defacto "open border" policy. These are inextricably linked to American "foreign policy".

So, is the US willing to continue as the Global Cop, righting wrongs with military power, or is it time to let the world be the world as it has always been - a mess? Are we to continue to take up the preponderant costs of defending Europe from Russia, or Japan from China, or SoKor from NorK? Iraq from itself? Afghanistan from...what? Or other similar arrangements?

That´s the conundrum Trump must untangle if he is to have any meaningful success in foreign policy. He can start in North Korea or China...or both. All I´ve seen so far is fly-bys and really tough speeches. More "red line" nonsense. What´s the American foreign policy basis for all this, Mr. President?

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