"One hundred nations in the UN have not agreed with us on just about everything that's come before them, where we're involved, and it didn't upset my breakfast at all."
--Ronald Reagan, on the international reaction to the U.S. invasion of Grenada, November 3, 1983
The above quote just about summed up The Great Communicator's take on pegging U.S. foreign policy to international approval rates.
Liberals take a different view. Seemingly, liberals equate international approval --especially by the Europeans--with the worthiness of a U.S. foreign policy goal.
What would American foreign policy look like under Democrats/liberals? Forget about Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the last two Democrat presidents, and let them tell it in their own words.
Twenty liberal quotes about the United States and other countries.
"There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud."
--Edward Kennedy, Democrat Senator, MA. Kennedy also said "We've known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeing and developing weapons of mass destruction." September 27, 2002.
"The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy."
--Ramsey Clark, former Democrat Attorney General
"[T]he war in Iraq has done more to embolden America's enemies than any strategic choice that we have made in decades."
--Barack Obama, Democrat presidential candidate, March 19, 2008
"I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week."
--Harry Reid, Democrat Senate Majority Leader, April 18 2007
"I would like to apologize for referring to George W. Bush as a "deserter." What I meant to say is that George W. Bush is a deserter, an election thief, a drunk driver, a WMD liar and a functional illiterate."
"He's (Osama bin Laden) been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities, and these people are extremely grateful. We haven't done that."
--Patty Murray- Democratic Senator Washington (speech to a high school honors class)
"Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future."
--Jimmy Carter. Carter inaugurated full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1979, thus cutting formal U. S. ties with the Nationalist Chinese government on Taiwan. Conservatives severely criticized the treaties as a “sellout” of vital American interests.
"He betrayed this country! He played on our fears! He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure dangerous to our troops, an adventure pre-ordained and planned before 9/11 ever took place!"
--Al Gore. Gore also said, "We know that [Saddam Hussein] has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." September 23, 2002.
“This war has been a grotesque mistake that has diminished our reputation in the world and has not made America safer."
--Nancy Pelosi, Democrat House Leader, September 24, 2004
"In two short years, George W. Bush has taught us what the 'W' stands for -- wrong. Wrong for our children, wrong for our parents, wrong for our values. Wrong, wrong, wrong for America."
John Edwards- Democratic Senator North Carolina (February 23, 2003 )
"Our paradigm now seems to be: something terrible happened to us on September 11, and that gives us the right to interpret all future events in a way that everyone else in the world must agree with us. And if they don't, they can go straight to hell."
--Bill Clinton, former Democrat president who was "obsessed with terrorism"
"[Iraq is] the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States--worse than a civil war."
"Did I expect George Bush to f--- it up as badly as he did? I don't think anybody did."
--John Kerry, Democratic Senator Massachusetts
"One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown."
--Marcy Kaptur- Democratic Representative Ohio
"Bin Laden didn't come from the abstract. He came from somewhere, and if you look where ... you'll see America's hand of villainy."
--Harry Belafonte. Belefonte played an ex-Union Army cavalry soldier in "Buck and the Preacher".
"I mean, I think, Iraqis, I think, feel that if we drove smaller cars, maybe we wouldn't have to kill them for their oil."
--Bill Mahr , Larry King Live (November 1, 2002)
"I despise him [President George W. Bush]. I despise his administration and everything they stand for. It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It's humiliating."
--Jessica Lange, film festival in Spain (September 25, 2002)
"We don't know whether in the long run the Iraqi people are better off, and the most important thing is we don't know whether we're better off."
--Howard Dean - Former Democrat Governor of Vermont and Democrat Presidential Candidate in 2004 (Meet The Press 6/22/03).
"This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist."
--Woody Harrelson. Actor Harrelson played a colonel in the movie, Pinkville.
"Bush says you're either with us or against us. I don't know who 'us' is. I say to Mr. Bush—this is what democracy looks like. We will not give our daughters and sons for a war for oil."
--Susan Sarandon. Sarandon played the wife of a retired army military police sergeant in "Valley of Elah".
That's the way liberal foreign policy would work.
The reader might want to print this out for quick reference.
One last well-known quote by Ronald Reagan sums up conservative reaction to the above collection:
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
* Quotes: Twenty Foreign Policy Quotes by Liberals
* Stupid Liberal Quotes
DBKP.com - Bigger, Better!.
Back to DBKP at Blogger Front Page