Skip to comments.Clinton, Obama branded with 'cowboy diplomacy'
Posted on 03/08/2008 12:57:57 AM PST by JohnHuang2
A top foreign policy adviser to Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain accused his two Democratic rivals yesterday of unilateralist "cowboy diplomacy" for demanding a re-negotiation of the NAFTA free-trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
In a debate of senior foreign policy surrogates for Mr. McCain and Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, McCain adviser Randy Scheunemann used a line of attack often employed by Democrats against the Bush administration.
"I thought the one thing your two campaigns agreed on was that the era of 'cowboy diplomacy' was over," he said, adding that Mr. McCain was a strong backer of the NAFTA deal.
The Democratic aides repeatedly accused the Bush administration of pursuing a unilateralist foreign policy that too often consisted of ultimatums issued to allies and enemies alike.
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So how long until RINO boy admonishes and humiliates THIS guy for saying something bad about these “honorable people” that he knows and admires?
Jason Lewis made an excellent point yesterday on Rush’s show. He pointed out how we trade between states in the United States. If free trade is such a bad thing, why don’t we abolish trade between the states as well?
I liked when he admonished people who thought it was a bad thing to grow their own oranges or quit drinking Florida OJ.
Free trade between the states is a major reason why we have the Constitution instead of the old Articles of Confederation.
The danger is that whoever "interprets" the powers to regulate that trade, IE commerce, may overreach, just as the US government has done since the FDR administration.
“Cowboy” of the Brokeback Mtn variety.