Say What? Bush Pushing International Engagement?
Posted on Mar 12, 2006
According to the N.Y. Times, Bush is beginning to look for international help on issues of national security and global economics.
Hmmm ... maybe he shouldn’t have set the stage for such a request by pissing off the entire world. On the “you gotta be kidding me” scale, this ranks right up there with his recent declaration that the nation must break its “oil addiction.”
N.Y. Times: WASHINGTON, March 12—The president who made pre-emption and going it alone the watchwords of his first term is quietly turning in a new direction, warning at every opportunity of the dangers of turning the nation inward and isolationist, and making the case for international engagement on issues from national security to global economics.
President Bush’s cautions on the dangers of pulling back behind American borders—in trade and investment, in immigration and in his effort to make the spread of democracy the signature of his second term—first cropped up in his State of the Union address six weeks ago.