Thursday, February 07, 2013

Rand Paul's Foreign Policy

Interesting.  He likes Kennan's (a Milwaukeean's) stuff.

Senator and Republican presidential prospect Rand Paul gave a highly anticipated speech today at the Heritage Foundation, asking his fellow Republicans and citizens to fundamentally rethink American foreign policy. Appealing to the theory of George Kennan and the practice of Ronald Reagan, the junior senator from Kentucky advocated a thoughtful but firm policy of containment to balance legitimate concerns about foreign threats posed by radical jihad in particular with conservative ideas. In his words, “I’d argue that a more restrained foreign policy is the true conservative foreign policy, as it includes two basic tenets of true conservatism: respect for the Constitution and fiscal discipline.

That's from this link.

Here's more--from another link:

...He went on to put this into a context: “that the West is in for a long, irregular confrontation not with terrorism, which is simply a tactic, but with Radical Islam.”

Well, it's not just the Islamists--after all, the ChiComs (and their wacky-duck nephew in N Korea) have their own plans.

But you get the idea. 


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