damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Ned Flanders
Ned Flanders
Total Posts:  7
Joined  09-07-2018
05 November 2018 11:29

In this interview, they go into sort of an disappointingly unexamined criticism of US foreign policy as the criticize the US for having not-unfriendly relations with nations with bad records related to treating journalists, etc.

On the other hand, I imagine that if someone were to suggest that the US should pull back and hide behind its two oceans, that would open it up to criticism.

It’s a tight rope that every administration needs to walk—engage with bad foreign governments or cut them off. It’s a cheap criticism to just say “oh the US supports all these bad regimes”.

Expect a bit better from Sam!