At last, America First! by Pat Buchanan. A foreign policy revolution is occurring, which will affect everyone in the world:
Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. … Trump [recently] declared that the “major and overriding theme” of his administration will be – “America first.” Right down the smokestack!
By what he castigated, and what he promised, Trump is repudiating both the fruits of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy and the legacy of Bush Republicanism and neoconservatism.
When Ronald Reagan went home, says Trump, “our foreign policy began to make less and less sense. Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, which ended in one foreign policy disaster after another.” …
Can anyone argue that our interventions to overthrow regimes and erect democratic states in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen have succeeded and been worth the price we have paid in blood and treasure, and the devastation we have left in our wake?
This may be rankest heresy to America’s elites, but Trump outlines a foreign policy past generations would have recognized as common sense: Look out for your own country and your own people first.
“We’re getting out of the nation-building business,” says Trump.
UPDATE: Trump’s foreign-policy speech earns praise in Russia. Instead of calling President Putin names, Trump says he would talk to the Russians to “end the cycle of hostility,” if he can.