Shocker: CNN Writer Loves Diplomacy

by: the Common Constitutionalist
Every time the United States has gone to war and even during a postwar period, there is the inevitable debate of isolationism versus intervention – diplomacy versus a military solution.

Going all the way back to George Washington, where many mistook Washington’s want for neutrality as isolationism. Prior to both World Wars, there were many who called to remain isolated.

It’s a natural tendency, particularly after a long protracted engagement, to simply say, “the heck with the rest of the world – we can’t solve everyone’s problems and we can’t be the world’s 911”.

In other words, this foreign policy debate is nothing new.

So I found it interesting when I discovered a CNN.com article I printed from last December and just forgot about. It was entitled, “Against a New American Isolationism“, by John Glenn (not that John Glenn).

The article began by stating, “At a moment when diplomacy is back in the international spotlight, are Americans becoming isolationist, wanting the United States to pull back from the world?” And that, “Democratic strategist Doug Sosnik released a memo identifying ‘pull back from the rest of the world’ as the number one area of consensus across the political spectrum ahead of the 2014 elections.”

He then goes on to write that it is not isolationism but rather a choice between solving domestic issues and foreign intervention. read more

Putin and Obama – Opposite Sides of a Different Coin

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember this? Obama warned Russian president Vladimir Putin that “there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”

What “costs” will be paid Mr President? There will be no military cost. Putin knows that. There will be no military cost paid by the Ukrainians who gave up most of their weapons and all their nuclear deterrence long ago in exchange for a hollow American and European promise to come to their defense. Putin knows this.

Putin has been watching – watching community organizer Obama slip from one international blunder to another. From Egypt to Libya – from Afghanistan to Syria.

Yes, Puty-Pute has been watching Obama lead from behind as he recites lofty rhetoric from his teleprompter.

Putin knows exactly who he’s dealing with and Neville Obama hasn’t a clue who he is up against. And that also goes for the Obama brain-trust like Hagel and the erudite John Kerry, who fought in Vietnam, don’t ya know. read more