Cruz’s Simple Foreign Policy

Senator Ted Cruz said that we certainly don’t have a dog in the fight in Syria, and said that the last thing America should do is get our sons and daughters in harms way. He said that people do not sign up for the military in order to serve as “Al-Qaeda’s Air Force.”  Cruz joined the many tea-party members who are taking an isolationist approach to foreign policy, and are not convinced that the United States should use force in Syria. Cruz said, “I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be following: Don’t give weapons to people who hate you. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill you.”The far right has changed its view on foreign policy, as it was the Republicans who were in major favor of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many Republicans are asking how this has to do with our national security, and Obama’s administration responded that if the United States does not act, it will set a precedent that military dictators can continue to use chemical weapons and breach international law without going unpunished. The issue for the far right, however, is that we will be aiding terrorist groups that have openly said they hate Americans.