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Offline mystery-ak

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Christie calls for more aggressive foreign policy
« on: May 18, 2014, 09:09:08 PM »

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Re: Christie calls for more aggressive foreign policy
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 10:06:49 PM »
It's easy to address Jewish groups with pro-Israel rhetoric today, but most candidates will leave their neo-conservative leanings at home when the campaigns begin in earnest. 
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Re: Christie calls for more aggressive foreign policy
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 12:01:35 AM »
It's easy to address Jewish groups with pro-Israel rhetoric today, but most candidates will leave their neo-conservative leanings at home when the campaigns begin in earnest. 

not exactly sure what your point is.  are you saying that when it comes to campaigning, no one (who's anyone) is going to be calling for a stronger US foreign policy?  That they'll all be singing hosannas to the Obama foreign policy?

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Re: Christie calls for more aggressive foreign policy
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 08:08:34 AM »
not exactly sure what your point is.  are you saying that when it comes to campaigning, no one (who's anyone) is going to be calling for a stronger US foreign policy?  That they'll all be singing hosannas to the Obama foreign policy?

I'm saying most of the potential nominees feel comfortable with calling for a stronger US foreign policy today.  When the campaigns begin for real, they will understand that Americans are pretty much war weary, and won't see all the advantages to our military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, etc.  They'll likely be calling for a different foreign policy.  People won't want to hear about a more aggressive approach to dealing with a vastly changing geopolitical landscape.  And most serious voters also understand that our $17 trillion debt is due in no small part to our military enhanced foreign policy.

We won't walk away from Israel or any other friend or ally, but I think the candidates will speak to those issues foreign and domestic that we can realistically impact.  Neocon philosophy isn't going to make a lot of headway in 2016.
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Re: Christie calls for more aggressive foreign policy
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 08:29:15 AM »
Mate of mine made a very apposite analogy the other day about Obama's military foreign policy. He's taking one of the sharpest scalpels ever made, and using it to spread butter on his toast.
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