Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Another new world order

“In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we are rallying the noble nations to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity,” Mike Pompeo said in a foreign policy speech.

  The Hill
Perhaps that phrase "new liberal order" wasn't the best choice. That should go over like a lead ballon with Trump supporters. Too much like "new world order", which would have been better than using the word "liberal" as something positive. Wait. What am I saying? Whatever Trump does, they'll think it's fantastic.
“Under President Trump, we are not abandoning international leadership or our friends in the international system,” he said.
They're going to have to rearrange their heads for that, too.
Pompeo is in Brussels for talks among foreign ministers at Nato, where Trump has accused European members of failing to spend enough on their own defence and relying too much on Washington.
That's not entirely accurate. That would actually be a logical thing to say. What he's been saying is that they're not paying enough into NATO, which is a total misunderstanding of how NATO is set up.
“We are acting to preserve, protect and advance an open, just, transparent and free world of sovereign states. This project will require actual, not pretend, restoration of the liberal order among nations. It will require an assertive America and leadership from not only my country, but of democracies around the world.”
There. They can rest easy.

And who knows? Maybe Fox News won't even report those first phrases.

...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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