Uncle Joe is our man!
I am thrilled that Trump will be out but less thrilled about a Biden/Harris administration…..why?
The Biden campaign preferred to court the exiled neocons who started the Iraq war, than Hispanics and progressives.
I will start with foreign policy since that is my thing…..I cannot believe that we are engaged in forever wars and yet not once was it a priority in this election…..the American Conservative took a look at the the foreign policy election that ignored foreign policy…..
The 2020 presidential campaigns have ignored foreign policy more this year than in any election since the turn of the century, but the 2020 election will have significant foreign policy consequences no matter the outcome. The neglect of foreign policy by the campaigns and the media has been a great disservice to the country, since the president wields such extensive power in this area. The choices that a president makes can have devastating effects on tens of millions of people in other countries, and they can sometimes impose huge costs on the United States.
By all rights, foreign policy should account for the majority of what presidential candidates talk about, because it is such a large part of what presidents do once in office, but the public’s lack of interest has created incentives for the candidates and journalists to pay it as little attention as possible. It is no wonder that we have no accountability in foreign policy when foreign policy plays such a small part in the process of selecting a president.
This tells me that with a Biden presidency nothing will change….the wars will continue and the M-IC will have yet another president in its pocket.
Let’s look at the possibility of his foreign policy team….
Here’s a who’s who of Biden’s foreign policy advisers:
NOTHING will change on the endless war front…….
Joe Biden might be elected president next week. What would that mean for U.S. foreign policy? President Donald Trump’s failings are many and obvious. Unfortunately, Biden’s assumptions and plans, though different, are equally flawed.
Almost certainly there would be more pervasive intervention, ceaseless meddling, self-serving demands, economic sanctions, deadly drones, intermittent bombing, continuing occupation, and endless war. More lives and wealth wasted. More foreign societies ruined. More world problems created and seeds of future crises planted. Rather like the last two decades.
Biden has been in politics nearly a half century. Never has he evidenced a single thought that deviated much from the conventional wisdom on foreign (or domestic) policy. When he dissented from majority sentiments, it always was within hailing distance of the rest of what Ben Rhodes inelegantly termed “the Blob,” or foreign policy establishment.
More along these lines…..
“Let’s bring decency and integrity back to the White House.” I can’t count the number of times I have heard and read this phrase uttered by U.S. expats here in Paris, France. As one of many American expats living here, of course I share in the desire for an end to a Donald Trump presidency. But at what cost? And will a Biden presidency – which promises a return to “normalcy” – really merit the sigh of relief that so many think it will? Below I summarize some of the most troubling information I have uncovered about some of the most likely foreign policy picks for key positions in a Biden cabinet.
Since I am a foreign policy geek and looking at Joe Biden I could see him doing anything but keeping the status quo and that is one reason I could not support him for president.
I wish I could be as optimistic as others about a Biden/Harris White House…they are Centrists that owe their political lives to big money….matters not the race, gender or anything else…a sell-out is a sell-out.
We were told that this election was all about “saving democracy” and in order to save democracy, the Democrats (DNC) had to rig their primaries for Biden.
This will not end well.
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