December 29, 2015

IT'S THE CHRISTIAN PARTY AND CHRISTIANITY IMPOSES OBLIGATIONS:

Cruz Excoriates Rubio on Foreign Policy, Links Him to Clinton : In an exclusive interview, the Texas Republican positions himself as a third way between "neo-con" interventionism and isolationism. (Sahil Kapur, November 30, 2015, Bloomberg)

Cruz's belief is that trying to democratize those societies can be counterproductive and that U.S. military power should be focused narrowly on protecting U.S. interests.

"If you look at President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and for that matter some of the more aggressive Washington neo-cons, they have consistently mis-perceived the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and have advocated military adventurism that has had the effect of benefiting radical Islamic terrorists," he said.

On Syria, Cruz inveighed against Rubio and Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, for supporting a no-fly zone and arming "the so-called moderate rebels." "I think none of that makes any sense. In my view, we have no dog in the fight of the Syrian civil war," he said, arguing that Rubio and Clinton "are repeating the very same mistakes they made in Libya. They've demonstrated they've learned nothing."

"The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend," Cruz said. "If the Obama administration and the Washington neo-cons succeed in toppling [Bashar al-] Assad, Syria will be handed over to radical Islamic terrorists. ISIS will rule Syria."

As another example, he said the Obama administration's support for overthrowing Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak--a dictator opposed by his people but longstanding U.S. ally--led to the Muslim Brotherhood government, which fell in 2013.

We have nearly 100 years of proof that oppressing Arab Muslims has been a disaster.  A decade or two of fighting Islamicism is the cost we're paying for the Realist policies Mr. Cruz is still advocating.  It's reminiscent of the folks who called for leaving the Soviet Union in place because it kept places like Eastern Europe quiet and, after all, those Slavs were incapable of self-governance..... 

Posted by at December 29, 2015 12:55 PM

  

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