Monday, November 19, 2007

Bush turning Clintonian

Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute has noticed that the Bush Administration's foreign policy under Secretary of State Rice is eerily familiar . . . because it resembles the aspirationally misguided foreign policy that Clinton pursued, most notably during the Albright years.

The Monk has noted time and time and time and time again that foreign policy under Secretary Rice has become the type of feckless, immoral, realist-school approach that characterized the Bush I and Nixon Administrations, not a forceful and principled approach that could actually wind up with the US setting the agenda, not the rogue states or terrorist groups that the US is trying to pacify or civilize. But Secretary Rice is an acolyte of Brent Scowcroft, himself a devotee of James A. Baker III -- both of whom would willingly throw Israel to the dogs whilst attempting to engage regimes and groups whose interests are in destroying what America stands for, not working with America to make the world a nicer place. It's an immoral and stupid approach, and a far cry from what Pres. Bush seemed to stand for when he assumed the Presidency nearly seven years ago.

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