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Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Safety and Sameness of Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy

http://lobelog.com/the-safety-and-sameness-of-hillary-clintons-foreign-policy/#more-34442

The Safety and Sameness of Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy

by Paul R. Pillar
The easy part for Hillary Clinton and her speechwriters in constructing what was billed as a major foreign policy speech was to enumerate some of the many valid reasons that Donald Trump is unfit to lead the United States in its relations with the rest of the world. Clinton is correct that what has passed for Trump’s ideas on foreign policy “are dangerously incoherent. They’re not even really ideas – just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies.” Trump’s efforts to sound coherent have been laden with contradictions and declarations that resemble bumper stickers more than carefully thought-out policy proposals. Some of his most specific and distinctive pronouncements belong in the realm of the fantastic, such as excluding all Muslims from the country, building a huge wall and somehow getting a neighbor to pay for it, and encouraging Saudi Arabia, Japan, and South Korea to get nuclear weapons. Just when he has seemed to have made a suggestion that sounds fresh and constructive, such as referring to neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he suddenly veers in a much different direction. http://lobelog.com/the-safety-and-sameness-of-hillary-clintons-foreign-policy/#more-34442

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