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Neglect of Foreign Policy
Led to the Deep State

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Posted By: M2, 11/19/2019 6:31:55 AM

Questions of foreign policy, particularly those of war and peace, are among the most critical in politics. A lost war can destroy an empire and erase a nation. Victory can attain safety, security, and prosperity for many generations. An inconclusive campaign—such as our neverending stalemate in Afghanistan—can sap national confidence and shatter the minds and bodies of a generation of veterans. Reasonable minds will differ about what the nation should do overseas and how it should be done. Facts, loyalties, priorities, and predictions all play a part. There are no guaranteed formulas for success. This is the fundamental nature of political questions.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Krause 11/19/2019 8:40:23 AM (No. 239097)
Any kind of manager has to always be aware of what's going on in his area. Just because nothing is sticking out doesn't mean that things aren't in the process of going wrong, or could be done better. You have to try to head off issues before they blow up.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/19/2019 8:43:29 AM (No. 239104)
We have become 21st Century Hessians on the cheap, if not for free. We have no "foreign policy" because we are stuck back in the 20th Century still battling the Soviets...who are long gone. Americans cannot comprehend the world today is not 1945, or '55, '65...or even '92. We live in a fantasy world that the USA is the "Policeman of the World" for all things good and free, and we have allies on our side of the angels. We have a history since WW2 of intervening to no conclusion. We are floundering because we now eschew Washington's Farewell advice..."The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave...to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest." What did Washington know?
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