Bush and Obama-Two peas from the same pod
When German troops invaded Poland in 1939 to start World War II,an American diplomat said, “If I’d only had a chance to talk to Hitler,this could have been prevented” ! There are some diplomats and leaders so naive that they actually believe that. There is no need to talk to the Hitlers of the world. They perceive that as weakness in their adverary’s part. The | Read More »
**During their debate this week Senator Biden is sure to bring up Sarah Palin’s inexperience in foreign affairs. When he does, she must do what she has failed to do so far and that is to throw the charge right back in his face. She must turn to him and she must say to him, ” Senator,for your information four out of the last five | Read More »
View From The North – Palin’s Foreign Policy Experience
The media has mocked the “Alaska proximinty to Russia” so called gaffe. I have a question for military personnel and Redstste readers. When F-15’s are scambled from Elmendorf AFB to confront Russian bombers are those aircraft not Alaska Air National Guard and the Governor is the CINC of those forces. Would not Gov Palin then have sent forces to protect the US? Something Obama/Biden have | Read More »
Foreign Policy Credentials?
Mrs. Palin, what experiences do you have that qualify you in the area of foreign affairs? Why is this question so hard for everyone? Does everyone including Sarah Palin and the GOP have some sort of mental problem or block when it comes to coming up with a common sense answer to this simple question? What the H#ll is wrong with everyone? Sarah Palin has | Read More »
The World Report
George Washington said in his farewell address that the United States must avoid intrusion into foreign affairs. That we mustn’t allow ourselves to get wrapped up in issues that do not concern us; but instead involve other nations. I wonder what George Washington would say about our role in the today’s world. I often struggle with that question myself; as a strong believer in America | Read More »
Defining the “Bush Doctrine.”
This piece originally appeared at joshuatrevino.com. Much ink has been spilled in the past 24 hours over a segment from ABC’s Charlie Gibson’s interview with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The clip reveals Palin momentarily confused when confronted with a query about “the Bush Doctrine,” by which Gibson refers to the present Administration’s practice of preemptive war (or, to be euphemistic, “anticipatory self-defense”). You | Read More »
Georgia’s defeat and America’s options.
This piece originally appeared at joshuatrevino.com. What Mikheil Saakashvili began at his discretion, Vladimir Putin ends at his pleasure. The Russians have called a halt to their offensive in Georgia, and none too soon for the Georgians. What remains is the postwar settlement, and the American part in it. A look at the situation on the ground speaks to the Russian dominance of the little | Read More »
A peaceful and Prosperous World
The world to-day faces two challenges. The first challenge is the centuries old desire of the Imperialists to shape the world for their own interest and to subdue and annihilate those who resist. The second new challenge is the desire of the Islamists to live as per their own convictions and to fight and annihilate those who oppose them. Both want to dominate. Let us | Read More »
Trevino on America’s Stake in the Caucasus.
This piece originally ran at joshuatrevino.com. America’s stake in the Caucasus war just went up. In the past 24 hours, the Russians launched offensive operations beyond the secessionist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, marking a dramatic expansion in their war aims — well beyond the putative casus bellum of protecting Russian citizens. (It should be recalled that these “citizens” are Abkhaz and Ossetian locals | Read More »