DATE: 12/19/2003 09:11:00 AM
Dean's Team - Want to know what the foreign policy of a President Howard Dean would look like? National Review gives us a glimpse into the worldviews of Dean's advisors on the subject. Most advocate handing over U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations or other international organizations.
Dean and the other Democrat candidates are full of almost unending criticism for the foreign policy of the president. The most persistent Demcorat meme is that the U.S. under Bush has alienated the world by "going it alone" in Iraq and taking "unilateral" action. The media ignore the fact that comments of this type are in themselves foreign policy blunders. By saying the U.S. has gone it alone, the Democrats ignore some of this country's most historically stalwart allies - Britain, Spain, Australia, Poland. These countries have all made sacrifices, lost soldiers for the cause of Iraq freedom and the Democrats don't seem to consider their service worth mentioning.
This is not a unilateral war. It is an international one. France, Germany and Russia do not equal "the world" and those Democrats who continue to claim it does are lying to the American people and offending the allies who have taken our side in the war against terror. How will a President Kerry or President Dean mend fences with those countries after insulting them for over a year? There's a question the media should be asking, but is not. Perhaps the blogosphere should force the issue.