Republican Presidential Candidate and conservative columnist Andy Martin says that “the roof is falling in on Barack Obama’s foreign policy.” Martin condemns bipartisan foreign policy failures over the past fifty years that have alienated
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Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin analyzes the upheaval in the Arab world
Andy is a highly respected independent Middle East expert with over forty years of experience in the Middle East and Asia
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ANDY MARTIN ON THE CHAOS IN
I had planned to complete Parts Two and Three of my promised State of the Union Response by now. However, I feel you will benefit if I defer those views for a couple of days, and provide my insight into why the
Politics used to stop at the water’s edge. Republicans and Democrats understood that a unified foreign policy best served
The current chaos in
American media still do not understand our interests in the Arab world, or why our interests are suddenly threatened. I had hoped to do a column last week on the “First Domino,”
The Mubarek dictatorship is over. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s continuing mealy-mouthed support for Mubarek confirms in my mind that the
There are hundreds of millions of people in the Arab world who have never known freedom, who have never known democracy, who have been hostages in their own homelands and who are enslaved by their corrupt regimes. Most of these governments unfortunately enjoy the support of the
The ill-fated invasion of
I went to
Unlike any other Republican presidential candidate, I have lived abroad, spoken the languages, studied the cultures, and worked successfully with local people around the world. Unlike any other Republican candidate I actually have a real foreign policy record you can dig out on the Internet. You can see what I have written in the last decade and see if you agree or disagree with my predictions, most of which have been extremely accurate or are on target.
So where do we go from here? In a few lines, here is my advice to both Republicans and Democrats.
First, President Obama should create and convene a bipartisan crisis council to deal with developments the
Second, we need to stop living in a “pretend” world and start living in the real world. Obama has discredited the word “change,” but change is coming to the
It’s time for straight talk and plain talk. The controversial Wikileaks controversy has released documents that show American diplomats often talk one way in public and entirely the opposite in private. With appropriate politeness, our private views must become public policy.
Third, especially as regards
Fourth, we need to stop thinking of Arabs as being beneath us, and start thinking of them as what they are: ordinary people who in the words of the Statute of Liberty are “yearning to breathe free.” At the same time we need to stop toadying to Arab dictators and potentates. We should adopt rigid criteria for freedom and democracy as the standards by which we allocate any foreign aid. No more game playing. We have only been fooling ourselves by closing our eyes to the obvious abuses of our “allies.”
One of the reasons I opposed the invasion of
There is currently a vacuum in the
I am on the right side of history and I am experienced and capable of leading Republicans and Americans to the right side of history. As a general rule, we should stay out of the internal affairs of other nations. But when we do get involved, it should be to foster democracy not dictatorship.
Instead of allowing potential Republican presidential candidates to blather on (I am the only formally announced Republican presidential candidate at this time), it is time for Republican voters and Republican leaders across
You can ask me hard questions, and you will get candid and informed responses. Can you say the same about the other potential Republican candidates? You be the judge.
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