Thursday, April 28, 2016

Matthew Vadum, Frontpage Magazine: Trump Lays Out Foreign Policy Vision

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http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262660/trump-lays-out-foreign-policy-vision-matthew-vadum

TRUMP LAYS OUT FOREIGN POLICY VISION

From the article:
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump vowed to undo the many foreign policy and national security failures of President Obama, along with the persistent sense of American impotence in the face of international challenges, in an important, muscular speech yesterday, outlining what a Trump administration would do in office.
A one-man wrecking crew who has been demolishing politically-correct pieties since he launched his campaign last year with a call to arms against illegal immigration, Trump announced that the foreign policy administered by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry that has emboldened Islamic terror has been catastrophic not just for America but for the whole world.
In an address to the Center for the National Interest founded by the late President Richard Nixon, Trump promised to put America first and make it strong again. He slammed the Obama administration for strengthening our enemies, belittling our allies, and diminishing respect around the world for the United States. One of the most prominent themes Trump advanced was Obama's projection of pathetic weakness, including his downsizing of the military, which has led to the rise of Islamic State and fueled Middle East chaos. As Trump put it, “If President Obama’s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job.”
Weakening the country, of course, has long been the goal of the Radical-in-Chief now occupying the Oval Office. Obama and his radical pals Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Rashid Khalidi, Valerie Jarrett, Frank Marshall Davis, and a huge chorus of America-haters have spent their lives fostering American weakness. Weakness leads to losing, but Trump stated that he wants America to start winning again. This will happen not only by refocusing our foreign policy on strictly serving American interests, but also by vocally defending America's international role and American ideals on the global stage. "I will view as president the world through the clear lens of American interests," Trump affirmed. "I will be America's greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are."
Central in Trump's speech was criticizing what has become the modus operandi of the Obama foreign policy era: extending aid and comfort to our enemies while treating our friends with enmity. As a result, America's enemies don't fear us and our allies don't trust us.
"Our friends are beginning to think they can't depend on us," Trump said. "We've had a president who dislikes our friends and bows to our enemies, something that we've never seen before in the history of our country."
For example, Obama has allowed Communist China "to steal government secrets with cyber attacks and engage in industrial espionage against the United States and its companies."
Most notably, Obama has treated Iran "with tender love and care" that has made it "a great power ... in just a very short period of time," while at the same time snubbing and criticizing Israel, "our great friend and the one true democracy in the Middle East."
Obama "negotiated a disastrous deal with Iran, and then we watched them ignore its terms even before the ink was dry." As president, Trump stated that he would "never, ever" allow Iran to possess a nuclear weapon. The Iranian threat will be the defining threat of this generation thanks primarily to Obama's appeasement-at-any-price outreach to the Iranian mullahs, which has set the stage for military confrontation.  The next administration will have to contend with this as the foremost threat to America and our allies, and Trump made clear that his eyes are open on the severity of this coming conflict. 
Trump also targeted Hillary Clinton. Like Obama, the former Secretary of State, now the Democratic Party's frontrunner, can't bring herself to name America's foremost enemy -- radical Islam -- even as she "pushes for a massive increase in refugees coming into our country," Trump said. "Unless you name the enemy, you will never ever solve the problem," he affirmed a speech in that compared the nation's fight against Islamic Jihad to the struggle against communism during the Cold War.
Radical Islam must be fought abroad as well as inside America, Trump declared.
"There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism. For every case known to the public, there are dozens and dozens more. We must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies. We have no idea where these people are coming from. There's no documentation, There's no paperwork. There's nothing. We have to be smart. We have to be vigilant."