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On the Issues

International

Where I Stand

Since the end of the Korean conflict, we have seen many problems based on our “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” policy. It doesn’t work. Our State Department needs to understand they work to further U.S. policy throughout the world, therefore that policy should reflect real friendships, necessary relationships and hopeful negotiating partners.

We should be supporting our friends like the UK, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Taiwan, Israel, India, and to some degree Pakistan. Countries like China, Russia and Saudi Arabia, with whom we must negotiate but are not our friends, should be dealt with through a “trust by verify” approach. Then there are our enemies – Islamist Terrorism in all its forms.