David French on War & Peace
Engage jihadists and roll back ISIS's most dramatic gains
There is no doubt about where the staff writer for National Review stands on a host of issues central to the heart of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
On Middle East troops
Source: Politico.com on 2016 presidential hopefuls
, Jun 1, 2016
- "Make no mistake,
I'm pleased that we're engaging jihadists and at least making plans to roll back ISIS's most dramatic gains, but by continuing to minimize the threat even as he escalates his military response, he is leaving the
American people unprepared for the long struggle to come and leaving his successor to fight the truly big battles. Obama isn't the peace president. He's the man who squandered victory in Iraq &left a legacy of broader conflict & greater human misery.
Hope and change indeed."--May 13
- "The next president will face extraordinary national security challenges. Too bad neither major-party nominee appears up for the job."--May 6
Stop responding to Iranian nukes with fear and timidity
One of the most puzzling aspects of America's relationship with Iran is the reality that--by rhetoric and conduct--the United States acts as if it fears Iran, while Iran behaves as if it has nothing to fear from the US. Iran commits repeated acts of war
against the US, unlawfully holds our citizens and violates their human rights, wages proxy wars against us, and vows to destroy our close ally Israel. Yet we constantly respond to these provocations--if we respond at all--with fear and timidity, as if
Iran is the greater power.
In the real world, we have the power to end their nuclear program at any time. In the real world, we have the power to collapse their economy without war. In the real world, Iran has by far the most to lose in any
pre-nuclear confrontation. But that calculus changes if and when Iran gets the bomb. It would immediately present a true existential threat to Israel and the US.
The United States is the superpower in this confrontation. It's time we acted like it.
Source: David French column on ACLJ.org, "We're a superpower"
, Mar 1, 2015
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