Posted by: coastcontact | June 8, 2015

Becoming an Expert of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs is a big part of the job of President of the United States. Everyone can agree on that fact. Thus every candidate for president wants to prove he has the knowledge to do the job. So former Florida Governor Jeb Bush going overseas this week to prove his foreign policy credentials.

I traveled overseas to London and Paris is 2012. You cannot begin to know and understand those countries in a one week trip even if you met the prime minister of the U.K. and the president of France. You cannot begin to appreciate their perspective of the world. Realizing that those are two nations that do have strong ties to America, their leaders may still hold views that are substantially unacceptable to the United States. How can we expect countries with cultures that are extremely different to understand America’s viewpoint? You can’t!

So here we have Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, and other GOP presidential candidates trying to prove that they can effectively deal with the complications of foreign affairs.

The current Secretary of State is John Kerry. He previously served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Even with that resume he has struggled to cope with the challenges that this office holds.

So Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and the others wanting to be president will be telling us that they can do what Hillary Clinton and John Kerry could not do. Make the world better for America.

Believe that? Can I sell you the Brooklyn Bridge?

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