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

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Offline segnosaur

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Re: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?
« on: June 11, 2019, 04:56:34 pm »
You all mention Trump quite often; not taking up for him (I don't approve of his foreign policy mistakes either) but it pre-dates him, and it will post-date him as well.
That's the thing... it doesn't really pre-date him. As I said, most presidents tend to continue agreements that the previous president had started. Obama maintained Troops in Afghanistan and continued the Iraqi withdrawl according to Bush's plans. Bill Clinton didn't pull out of NAFTA because it was negotiated by a republican. There have been over a dozen weapons treaties that have lasted more than a decade through multiple administrations.

Its only been Trump who has decided to be a complete and utter jerk by abandoning agreements. Not that changes didn't happen in the past, but they tended to be the exception rather than the rule.

And yes, Trump is mentioned quite often... basically because he is an outlier and needs to be addressed separately from other presidents.