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Ted Cruz Stakes Out Bold Foreign Policy Vision to Rand Paul's Right
Breitbart ^ | 6 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 03/07/2014 6:32:11 AM PST by SoConPubbie

In what may have been his most significant foreign policy speech to date, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday positioned his Reaganesque foreign policy views between the hawkish Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) and what he described as the dovish Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY), while blasting President Barack Obama as a fool on the international stage.

Speaking at the second annual Uninvited II national security forum across the street from the Conservative Political Action Convention, Cruz brutally mocked the Obama administration's description of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as an "uncontested arrival." He called this yet another example of Obama's "tortured semantics" which have weakened America and emboldened its enemies in a way that Reagan could not have imagined.

Breitbart News Network co-hosted the Uninvited II summit at which Cruz was speaking.

Cruz said that the Obama administration has used the term "kinetic action" to describe its Libya failures, "spontaneous protests" to describe the terrorist attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans, and a "display of international unity" to describe the nuclear deal with Iran that has elsewhere been described as a "historic mistake."

"These are the words of fools," Cruz said.

He said such equivalence has "left the world wondering whether he will defend the liberties that Americans hold dear and act to protect the interests of the United States."

He further criticized Obama for saying that Putin has a "different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations," quipping that he did not think Putin consulted his team of lawyers before going into Crimea.

Cruz said that his foreign policy views were modeled after Ronald Reagan's and were between the neoconservative views of John McCain and the libertarian beliefs of Paul, a potential 2016 rival who has been working to differentiate himself from the so-called isolationist views of his father, former Rep. Ron Paul.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; kentucky; neocon; randpaultruthfile; ronpaultruthfile; russia; tedcruz; texas; ukraine; ustexas

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1 posted on 03/07/2014 6:32:12 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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Ted Cruz Ping!

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2 posted on 03/07/2014 6:32:53 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

How do you like Presidents Dole, McCain and

3 posted on 03/07/2014 6:36:14 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz you are right, but do not lost sight of China.

Russia and China are both competing with America.

A huge segment of America’s establishment has signed on to a Chinese system which at its core, is pro-Chinese.

Totally signed on. The problem with this is, the Chinese system is at its core, pro-Chinese.

Not pro-American. Pro-Chinese.

So America’s establishment is totally signed onto a system which seeks to replace America.

This was ok for a while, because China was simply a way to grow. But the fact has not changed, that China is structurally pro-Chinese. It is blatantly biased, and structurally opposed to America.

Yet even now, our entire establishment continues to support it. And oppose Russia.

In my opinion we need to pay more attention to China.

We have a huge country, ever growing, becoming ever more threatening to America.

Yet we oppose Russia?

4 posted on 03/07/2014 6:38:52 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (
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To: SoConPubbie

Shake down terrorist artists, Obama always admires/bows to them, like racist Roosevelt for Stalin, or even Hitler, who knows.

5 posted on 03/07/2014 6:50:16 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: SoConPubbie


6 posted on 03/07/2014 6:54:08 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: SoConPubbie

Considering Rand Paul’s policy is closer to the founders of the nation, I’d say Paul’s position is to the right of Cruz unless what conservatives are trying to conserve is the world view of Woodrow Wilson and FDR.

7 posted on 03/07/2014 6:54:32 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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Don’t forget our hero Winston Churchill who abandoned Poland to his friend Stalin. That’s one incident the neocons won’t mention in the midst of their endless bashing of Neville Chamberlain.

8 posted on 03/07/2014 6:58:27 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

And Finland too. Although the Swedes did block that in part because Hitler was allied with Stalin and wanted an excuse to invade Sweden.

9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:25:29 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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10 posted on 03/07/2014 8:18:26 AM PST by Aqua Buddhist
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To: SoConPubbie

“These are the words of fools,”


11 posted on 03/07/2014 8:40:02 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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Note: this topic was posted 3/7/2014. Thanks SoConPubbie.
12 posted on 04/14/2014 2:44:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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