Author Topic: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?  (Read 389 times)

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Re: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:12:06 am »
yes it is what I call fluid. It's f***** up for other reasons, but fluidity is one of them.

perhaps if Congress had more oversight on matters of foreign policy, particularly the Senate, it wouldn't be as wishy-washy.

The Congress already does. This "wish washy" is as a result of dead lock. The US system as you well know basically creates 3 decision making centres, one in the House of Reps, one in the Senate, and then POTUS (office of the Prez). The three are supposed to check and balance each other to prevent any one of those 3 from being an absolute dictator. So it can and does cause that wishy washiness you say absolutely-its a stalemate as  many opinions bog down and everyone scrambles to find neutral words to seek compromise to push stuff through as law. You are right it can cause indecision and grid lock as elected reps preoccupied with special interest groups who lobby (bribe) them and their own cnstituents meander all over the place deciding where to stand on any issue . It can make a dog's breakfast of watered down pablum laws at times.  Our system does the same thing in a different way. Politics in a demoractic system is about wishy washy compromise. Its either that or you get dictators who impose. I will put up with the wishy washiness before dictators.

« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 06:46:44 pm by Rue »
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