More talking points to convert RepublicansSubmitted by phoobaar on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 15:35
Ron Paul continually reminds voters that Bush ran on a "no nation-building" foreign policy in 2000. I believe this can not be stressed enough. It must be relentlessly hammered home to Republican voters. To that end, here are a few quotes from the Republican Party platform of 2000, admonishing the Clinton administration. See if any of this sounds familiar:
- The administration has run America's defenses down over the decade through inadequate resources, promiscuous commitments, and the absence of a forward-looking military strategy.
- The arrogance, inconsistency, and unreliability of the administration's diplomacy have undermined American alliances, alienated friends, and emboldened our adversaries.
- A humanitarian intervention in Somalia was escalated thoughtlessly into nation-building at the cost of the lives of courageous Americans.
- A military intervention in Haiti displayed administration indecision and incoherence and, after billions of dollars had been spent, accomplished nothing of lasting value