Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
The Neutralist hopes no one has illusions
The Neutralist would rather address the question of why he was at all invited?
Everybody knows the truth, but few will say it. The chief of state or government of any other country would not usually be invited to speak. Certainly not while negotiations with another country are ongoing.
We hope no one thinks Mr. Boehner loves Israel out of the goodness of his heart. He may have affection for the nation, but that is not the true impetus for his pushing the invitation.
The Neutralist would like to pose the question, Is there anyone who believes that the Congressional Republicans (and many Dems) would support Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech sans the financial support of wealthy Likud supporters?
Such hi-jacking of American foreign policy is a constitutional problem that is not to be addressed by either party anytime soon. It is just another bit of evidence for the necessity of a neutralist foreign policy. That unfortunately is also not on the horizon.
The Neutralist has made its policy on Israel clear before. It is the same policy as regards any nation. We would not ally with any country, but we would cooperate with any nation that constituted a center of order as William S. Lind termed it.