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A Modest Reaganite Foreign Policy Proposal

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by Weiner

Over at The Nation, historian Jon Wiener (not to be confused with me) offers Obama some sarcastic foreign policy advice: “invade Grenada.” After all, it worked for Reagan back in 1983. He notes:

The US invasion of Grenada certainly was bad for the Grenadans. But now we can see that sending 7,000 troops to Grenada for a couple of weeks was a lot better for the United States than sending 130,000 troops to Lebanon for a decade.

A modest proposal: Obama should invade Grenada for a few days. Perhaps we have reports that Al Qaeda’s number-three man is vacationing there. Then Obama should pull out of Afghanistan. The right will howl in protest, but voters will happily re-elect him to a second term.

Read the whole thing.


Written by David Weinfeld

February 10, 2011 at 23:38

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  1. Perfect , keep writing

    Alverta Degrace

    October 28, 2011 at 19:43

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