Tag: isolationism

Isolationists also must take the blame for the Afghanistan catastrophe.

It’s not just Biden and Trump who should wear that jacket. The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, except in the Panjshir Valley, were resisters in the Northern Alliance have killed 350 Taliban fighters and taken 40 hostage . As America hightails it out of Afghanistan, we’ve lost a crucial outpost that helps protect our national... Read more »

What I said in 2014 about the U.S. going turtle

Back when I was writing an op-ed column for the Chicago Tribune, I worried about the  U.S. going turtle in its foreign policy. That danger from the growing isolationist sentiment–later adopted by future president Donald Trump and then-president Barack Obama–has manifested in a world that is more dangerous. Here is the column from then: U.S. power... Read more »

Are we safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago?

No, I don’t think that we are safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago when thousands of innocent Americans were murdered by religious fanatics. I doubt we’ll see a repeat of terrorists hijacking four planes to fly them into buildings because it’s harder to get on a plane with a weapon, but... Read more »
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