Superficial Trump-McCain Brouhaha

John McCain is dead. His interventionist ideas are alive. They are subject to the same criticisms as when he was alive. See this lengthy article for reasons why his principles, now being adopted by Trump, are wrong.

All the leaders in our land, whether in government or out, should want to create peace and freedom. That is what any right-thinking person should want and treasure. It is not easy to know how to do that. It is not easy to figure out what is right in many situations.

Interference militarily seemed always right to McCain, and it now seems right to Trump in Venezuela. Yes, Trump is advocating for Venezuela precisely what McCain would be advocating had he lived. Yet, it is the wrong course of action.

The current brouhaha over something Trump said about McCain has nothing to do with the heart of the matter, which is what principles should be fundamental to the foreign policies of the U.S. and how to apply them in many different and complex situations so as to bring us closer to peace and freedom.


9:40 pm on March 20, 2019