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April 29, 2016
How much of the Trump speech will we remember?
Back in the 2000 debates, I recall then-Governor Bush taking a very cautious approach toward intervention and nation building: If we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, then we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road, and I'm going to prevent that. Well then 9/11 happened and everything from the 2000 debates and speeches were thrown out the window. Also, one had to see Saddam Hussein's WMDs in a different context, as most Democrats reminded us when they enthusiastically voted for the Iraq War. Yesterday, Mr. Trump delivered a good speech that should please a lot of voters who feel that the U.S. needs to look out for its interests rather than those of others. I agree with the NY Post that voters will like it: He started by identifying the key problems: Too few resources, with a weakened military and a weakened US economy. Allies who aren’t...(Read Full Post)