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The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We want a president who is as much like an American tourist as possible. Someone with the same goofy grin, the same innocent intentions, the same naive trust; a president with no conception of foreign policy and no discernible connection to the U.S. government, whose Nice Guyism will narrow the gap between the U.S. and us until nobody can tell the difference.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And itís not surprising that there should be disagreement - itíd be a little surprising if there was complete consensus on any foreign policy issue.More [07/22/2007 12:07:00]
Pete Helmes: Okay now, what do you say Jack?
Jack Issel: I say that you two guys, are two of the biggest assholes I've ever met.
Scott Dantley: You're way out of line, Mister Issel!
Pete Helmes: Jack, for heaven's sake, this is an important foreign policy issue at stake here!
Jack Issel: Don't give me this "foreign policy" stuff. I call it contemptible horse shit! You just want to buy yourselves a country like as if it was a stolen TV set. Then, you launder hot goods and dirty dealings through something you call "foreign policy." My God, America's a democracy. We're not some international fried chicken chain!More [02/17/2008 12:02:00]
Dennis Miller:
I don't want to go on a rant, here, but America's foreign policy makes about as much sense as Beowulf having sex with Robert Fulton at the first battle of Antietam. I mean when a neo-conservative defenestrates it's like Raskolnikov filibuster deoxymonohydroxinate...


[Peter is watching this on TV]



Peter Griffin:
What the hell does rant mean?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Sherry Palmer:
Why don't you just say what's on your mind? You don't want me here.



Lynne Kresge:
Mrs. Palmer, I...



Sherry Palmer:
No, you don't want me here! So let's just quit playing games?



Lynne Kresge:
How dare you speak to me like this? I was appointed by the President of the United States of America because of my qualifications in foreign policy and crisis management, and I don't know what kind of credentials you have that make you think you can lecture me. Fine. You don't want to play games? I don't like you. And I don't like you being here.



Sherry Palmer:
Well... *now* we're communicating.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.More [07/05/2011 12:07:03]
The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault.More [07/18/2011 02:07:55]
We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America's friends from her enemies, and recognizes the true threats that we face.More [07/18/2011 02:07:30]
I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy.More [07/18/2011 04:07:57]
Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews.More [07/27/2011 09:07:29]
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.More [08/02/2011 02:08:44]
I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down.More [08/22/2011 11:08:45]
Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
Harry BelafonteMore [10/12/2011 10:10:58]
It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.More [10/14/2011 03:10:48]
There were differences. It was ironic that the governor talked about foreign policy and basically supported every foreign policy endeavor of the Clinton-Gore administration ... it's pretty easy to know something about foreign policy when you agree with the other guy the whole time.More [01/12/2012 06:01:47]
If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences.More [03/28/2012 12:03:06]
He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.More [04/10/2012 02:04:07]
Effective foreign policy has always involved the use of both sticks and carrots, and finding the right balance between the two is more art than science.More Hard Choices [06/21/2016 08:06:18]
Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Both the Obama and Romney campaigns said they pulled all their political ads today in observance of the September 11th anniversary. But politics wasn't very far offstage. The Obama campaign sees foreign policy as an advantage this year.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
China has been committed to the independent foreign policy of peace and has developed friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy and involved the strategy for health care.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we've got a lot more work to do. And we're gonna keep on at it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Well, I've been reading a lot about the fifty years since the Second World War, about Western foreign policy and all that. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I just think that there's no hope.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America's leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
So I think that our foreign policy, the president's strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I challenge anybody to say that I wouldn't know how to approach foreign policy because, unlike some of the other people, I at least have a foreign policy philosophy, which is an extension of the Reagan philosophy. Peace through strength, and my philosophy is peace through strength and clarity.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think that it's always appropriate for Americans and for American foreign policy to make clear why we feel that self-government is most compatible with peace, the well-being of people, and human dignity.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We shall listen, not lecture learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Where defining foreign policy as 'ethical' went wrong was that it implied that all decisions would be exclusive in every respect of any dealings with unethical regimes.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.More [07/05/2011 12:07:25]
There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.More [07/15/2011 07:07:51]

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