July 15, 2014

Isolationism Increases Threat of Terrorism

Rick Perry, Washington Post


As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism. Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction. Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further.

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Ronald Reagan, Isolationism, Rand Paul, Rick Perry


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Perry's Stale Foreign Policy Arguments
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What Would Reagan Do in Iraq?
Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
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Is Qatar Becoming a Rogue Regime?
Michael Rubin, Commentary
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