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Refreshing Foreign Policy Statement December 6, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

My favorite foreign policy moment by this administration:

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday that Washington does not accept China’s new air defense zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

“I was absolutely clear on behalf of my president: We do not recognize the zone. It will have no effect on American operations. None. Zero,” Biden said in a speech in Seoul, referring to discussions he held in Beijing earlier in the week.

That was perfect, and a complete surprise to me. But, the way the administration fumbled Syria and Iran and Russia and Libya and …, I kind of doubt they’ll stick to that firm, clear, US-centric stance.


1. Pupster - December 6, 2013

Are you back? You’re back, right?

Be back.

2. geoff - December 6, 2013

I’m weak.

3. lauraw - December 6, 2013

Ha ha ha ha. Awesome.

4. daveintexas - December 6, 2013


There’s an old anecdote about Reagan’s SecState George Schultz, whenever a new ambassador or foreign service official was appointed he’d invite em over to visit before they went to their post. He’d point to a global map and ask “which country are you going to represent?” and they would point to the host nation where they were headed.

And he’d say “No”, and point to the United States and say “this is the country you are going to represent.”

That kinda balls in our State Department, I miss.

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