Our last election brought a new way of thinking to the people…the America First thought…..well it is not all that new but let’s say it was resurrected…..it is where everything we do and say puts the needs of America first….that’s the promise.
If we truly want to Make “America First” then maybe putting an end to all these wars and our continuous intervention…..
If the intent of President Trump’s “America first” foreign policy is to “put the interests of the American people and American security above all else,” events currently playing out in Syria expose it as a failed policy. While the goal of defending American citizens and interests from the Islamic State (ISIS) has always been entirely valid, the way Washington has pursued that objective has diminished American security, not preserved it.
On the surface it may appear to have been a smart move: to combat ISIS, the United States would support the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in their drive to retake Mosul and support the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to capture ISIS’ stronghold of Raqqa. But it shouldn’t have taken much analysis to see the plan had little chance of long-term success for America.
I agree that we should end these wars……these profitable wars …..but this America First movement is nothing more than a slogan and not something that this president will aspire to accomplish.
America First was a failed movement in the 1930’s and 40’s….so far I have seen nothing that is a true America First foreign policy……it has been the same policies with minor additions as the policies from all other presidents…granted it is still early in the Trump presidency and possibly things will change but sadly it does not appear to be changing.