American Foreign Policy

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Foreign AffairsLeave a Comment

Matt Yglesius is right.

Can anyone look at the countries as categorized below (reflecting the statements of the Bush Administration), and come up with a coherent foreign policy or doctrine?

"Outposts of Tyranny"

  • Cuba
  • Burma
  • North Korea
  • Iran
  • Zimbabwe
  • Belarus

Allies In the War On Terror

  • Tunisia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait

Ambiguous Third Category

  • Russia
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Syria

Specifically Cited By Bush Administration As Models of Democracy

  • Pakistan
  • Algeria

One Election Makes a Democracy In…

  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Palestine after Arafat died

One Election Does Not A Democracy Make In…

  • Venezuela
  • Haiti
  • Palestine before Arafat died