Category: Foreign Affairs

Trump's chance to make his stand clear on Russia

The peaceful protests in Russia against corruption (i.e. Vladimir Putin and his dissolute regime) gives President Donald Trump a good opportunity to take the right side on an enemy of American interests. . Throughout his campaign, Trump was inexplicably friendly to Putin and hard on NATO among other positions that made the president appear to... Read more »

Vladimir Putin=Richard J. Daley

Listen to this tool compare the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley The First to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Cal.), like President Donald Trump, has this strange affinity for Putin and Russia, an affinity that promoted Rohrabacher to suggest that sure, Russian has its strongmen, just like Daley. Yikes It’s about 1:25:25 into the... Read more »

Trump Scorecard: Russia, D+

What’s going on, if anything, between Russia and President Donald Trump? It’s a legitimate question, hanging over just about every foreign policy move his administration makes. Remember then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s silly “reset” button with Russia? The idea was to seek better relations between the two countries. Republicans ridiculed the whole scenario as the... Read more »

Trump scorecard: NATO, B+

Vice President Mike Pence’s news conference this morning at NATO headquarters spotlighted one of President Donald Trump’s successes: Strengthening NATO members’ commitment  to pay their fair share to fund the critical North Atlantic Treaty Alliance. During the presidential campaign, Trump made a big deal out of delinquent members who were failing to pay their full share, amounting to 2... Read more »

John Kerry's eloquent, yet deceptive defense of Obama's Israeli policy

U.S. Secretary John Kerry today gave an eloquent, yet deceptive defense of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy involving Israeli, including his decision not to use the administration’s veto of a UN Security Council anti-Israel resolution. In his state department speech, Kerry did an admirable job of laying out the pain of both Israelis and Palestinians... Read more »

Mustn't upset China

President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan’s president has, we’re told, thrown experienced foreign affairs “experts” into a tizzy. It’s a violation of “protocol” and it will upset China, which says it has a right to gobble up Taiwan. Not that the people in Taiwan have anything to say about it. What China wants, China... Read more »

Donald Trump scorecard: He gets it right on Cuba.

…when he tweeted: If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016 What did the Cuban ruling elite  get out of the deal? Money. Jobs. Recognition. What did America get out of... Read more »

Fidel Castro was a brutal, murderous dictator

Many of today’s Americans were alive when Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries successfully took over Cuba in 1959, and memories of show trials and thousands of his political executions remain quite alive. Castro was a brutal, murderous dictator who will go to his reward after he died today. But why no mention of his executions... Read more »

Iran is NOT abiding by its nuclear deal with Barack Obama

And the evidence just keeps piling up. Here’s more: “Truth Catches the Iran Deal; Obama trumpets an agreement that Tehran violates at every turn.” We always could count on Iran’s good will and honest, right? Like when they took U.S. diplomates hostages. Read why Americans need to learn about the nation’s most ignored war. Find out what freelance... Read more »

It's time for Congress to debate a declaration of war on ISIS

Instead of waiting around for President Barack Obama to do something (besides doing the wave at a Cuban baseball game or playing golf), Congress ought to exercise its exclusive power to declare war on ISIS. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution requires Congress to wait around for the president to send it a request to declare war.... Read more »