Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Candidate Review - Foreign Policy - John Edwards

Edwards is somewhat focused on Iraq and Iran in his foreign policy (subjects we will, of course, return to). Hence his generic foreign policy statement comes across as kind of, well, generic.
Our standing in the world has been badly tarnished in recent years. America must once again be looked up to and respected around the world.

Edwards supports the immediate withdrawal of 40,000-50,000 troops from Iraq and the complete withdrawal of all combat troops from Iraq within nine to ten months. We must also lead on the great challenges like ending the genocide in Darfur and the conflict in Uganda and fighting global poverty and diseases like AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.

A strong, principled national security policy is the foundation of America's strength. We must strengthen homeland security, stand by our soldiers at every turn, while respecting the Constitution and living up to our ideals in the fight against terrorism.
Pretty generic, but not too bad, all things considered.

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