Relating to my previous post evaluating McCain’s foreign policy as a “realistic idealist”, here are two of my remaining questions:
- Are you seeking to defend the current international system? To reform it? To undermine it? To create a new system?
Some of your allies on the right claim that you are seeking to undermine the international system – which they see as constraining American power. Your tone is clearly conciliatory – enraging your enemies on the right such as Rush Limbaugh. Charles Krauthammer described one of the “hidden agendas” of your foreign policy as “killing the UN.” …
- And a question from George Will:
You say you are not “ready to go to war with,” but you also say the “one thing worse” than “exercising the military option” is “a nuclear-armed Iran.” Because strenuous diplomacy has not dented Iran’s nuclear ambitions, is not a vote for you a vote for war with Iran?