Mike McFadden on Foreign Policy
When we live in a world where a handful of terrorists could soon send a note with some authenticity to the White House saying, "Surrender today or we will nuke New York," or some other city, shouldn't somebody who wants to be a U.S. senator be thoroughly screened about their views on foreign policy?
Check out the campaign web sites of Franken and McFadden. Look under issues. Neither one has a word to say about foreign policy. Not one.
One would think a gratuitous sentence or two describing their visions for America's role in the world would be merited.
A: I'm very disappointed in the current administration in terms of their foreign policy. I think they've put the U.S. in a place where we are in a less safe, more dangerous position today that when they got elected into office. Let's look at Benghazi. A US ambassador was murdered. We had an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. We did nothing. Then we drew a red line in the sand in Syria. They crossed it. We did nothing. So no one should be surprised by what Putin did in the Ukraine.
Q: Do you advocate a more muscular US policy in this situation?
A: I advocate a more clear policy. I would have started in Benghazi. I would have sent a very strong message that we're going to protect our embassies. We find ourselves in a situation in the Ukraine. I would have immediately kicked Russia out of the G-8. I would consider taking the 2018 World Cup from them immediately. I'm a big proponent of economic sanctions.
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