Pat Buchanan has long referred to the Republican Party as the “War Party.” Here Pat outlines the current war mongering approach the Republicans are taking regarding the Middle East. As Pat notes, the lone Republican voice of reason is Rand Paul, who would see Arab not American boots on the ground.
The proper foreign policy for America is to mind its own business. A good start would be pulling American troops off foreign soil and making it clear that the ground troops are not returning. The festering Shia-Sunni religious war is not the business of the United States. The more America becomes involved with the age-old religious battles in the Middle East, the less safe and less prosperous America will be.
Foreign policy scholars at the Cato Institute have been laying out the proper road ahead for decades. Rand Paul was the featured speaker at the recent Cato-sponsored policy conclave in Naples, Florida. Dr. Paul also recently visited with my friend and Cato Institute Vice President Chris Preble. There is no question that Rand Paul has done his homework and is the one man who clearly understands that butting American noses into foreign military conflagrations is a policy that makes America less safe and less prosperous.
Cato’s Dr. Preble has written the definitive leadership book on American foreign policy. I have read The Power Problem a number of times and have referred to this great book on foreign policy sanity often here at richardcyoung.com. (Read my three parts series on Chris and The Power Problem: I, II, III). Although Republican “War Dogs” have not gotten the message, there is plenty of time for most Americans to get the message. And Rand Paul is doing a good job of pointing the way.