Foreign Policy

     Principles           Facts                               Solution



Side A




If you have the power to stop bad things, you have a duty to do so.



The defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan would not have happened without US intervention.



Intervene with decisive first at an early stage to prevent horrific consequences down the line.


Side B



War is hell and must be avoided at all costs.



Vietnam was a terrible mistake and the 2003 Iraqi intervention a total disaster.



Stick to multi-lateral, diplomatic solutions to world crises.



Side C




The right thing to do at any time and place depends on getting the details right.



The lessons of Munich and of Vietnam are both true.


No one size fits all solution.