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Democrats call for 'new realism' abroad
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Posted on 07/29/2006 9:17:39 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Democrats call for 'new realism' abroad

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, establishing the Democratic Party's platform for the upcoming election, called for a "new realism" in U.S. foreign policy.

Richardson delivered the party's Saturday radio address, and knocked the Bush administration for failing to understand "that while diplomacy without power is weak, power without diplomacy is blind."

The New Mexico governor went through a litany of international problem spots -- from Iraq to North Korea and the Middle East in general.

He went over the Democratic plan for "a new realism in our foreign policy." The main points are energy independence; rebuilding alliances; focusing on the "real dangers," which involves a redeployment of U.S. troops in Iraq; dealing directly with Iran and North Korea; passing a comprehensive immigration plan; facing "global environmental threats" and respecting "human rights and American values."

"Every American wants safety and security," Richardson said. "We can continue to wait for Republicans in Washington to lead or we can make a change.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; defeaticrats; democrats; election2006; foreignpolicy; geopolitics; gwot; iran; iraq; israel; treason; waronterror; wot
head in sand.
1 posted on 07/29/2006 9:17:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Too bad the Republicans took down that great ad with the white flag waving, where they showed clips of the Dems making clearly defeatist, anti-US ststements.

It would be very appropriate here.

If Clinton with all his "great diplomacy" had solved these problems, we wouldn't be facing them now.

And look how Clinton's hugging Arafat and Madelaine kissy-pooing Kim Jong Il of N. Korea turned out.


2 posted on 07/29/2006 9:20:12 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, establishing the Democratic Party's platform for the upcoming election, called for a "new realism" in U.S. foreign "

Umm.. does that mean we give another $4 Bilion to North Korea to develop "peaceful nuclear" programs like the Klinton administration did?
And "agreement" that the North Koreans promptly broke even before the ink was dry on that "agreement"?
3 posted on 07/29/2006 9:21:08 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Sub-Driver

Let's see, "Politics of Meaning" didn't work...how about "Culture of Corruption"? Hmm, kinda tight on a bumpersticker. How about "Anti-War"? Nah, too old school. "Bush Lied!" Yes, but we've used that for six years now. "Down With USA!" "USA Out of Iraq!" "What'd They Ever Do to US?" I dunno, none of those send me..."NEW REALISM!" YESSSSS! High-Fives all around!


4 posted on 07/29/2006 9:22:41 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.savethesoldiers.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just what I was thinking.


5 posted on 07/29/2006 9:22:59 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Sub-Driver

while diplomacy without power is death, power without diplomacy is survival."

There, fixed it for him, diplomacy is war by other means.


6 posted on 07/29/2006 9:23:15 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: FairOpinion
"And look how Clinton's hugging Arafat and Madelaine kissy-pooing Kim Jong Il of N. Korea turned out."

Yup.
BJ Klinton invited Arafat to the White House more than practically any foreign leader.
The result?
Arafat gave us the intifada, leading to over 1000 Israeli dead, and thousands of Palestinian dead.
We need Richardson and his "new realism" like a hole in the head.
7 posted on 07/29/2006 9:24:20 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Sub-Driver

New week, new "plan" for the Dims. *Rolleyes*


8 posted on 07/29/2006 9:25:01 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Sub-Driver

These weekly new visions and plans from the Rats sure are confusing. As John Q. Voter, I still don't know where they stand. As a Freeper, I do. And it scares the hell out of me...


9 posted on 07/29/2006 9:25:08 AM PDT by eureka! (Heaven forbid the Rats get control of Congress and/or the Presidency any time soon....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Here is a longer version with more detail, I couldn't find the actual transcript.


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/4081021.html


"We are Democrats and we stand for diplomacy, not threats; bridges, not walls; alliances, not isolation," he said.

On the domestic front, Richardson said, "We need a man-on-the-moon effort to reduce our dependency on foreign oil _ go from 65 percent to 20 percent by 2015."

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But they oppose drilling at ANWR or off the coast of US, which would indeed reduce our dependence on foreigh oil.

Dems have slogans, but no solutions or any ideas how to implement their slogans.


10 posted on 07/29/2006 9:25:45 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, yeah. When I want "realism" I go right to members of the Old Hippie Party.
11 posted on 07/29/2006 9:26:31 AM PDT by JennysCool (Roll out the Canarble Wagon!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Democrats' "new realism".


12 posted on 07/29/2006 9:33:18 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Sub-Driver

"New realism"? Does that mean that they understand why Israel is worried to see a guy who's openly and *proudly* calling for Israel to be wiped off the map developing nukes?


13 posted on 07/29/2006 9:33:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

Crap. "Energy independence"? Democraps fight every proposal
to increase our domestic energy supply (oil, nuclear).
"American values"? Let more illegals in, more "tolerance,
diversity, multiculturalism", etc.


14 posted on 07/29/2006 9:36:50 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

"He went over the Democratic plan for "a new realism in our foreign policy." The main points are energy independence; rebuilding alliances; focusing on the "real dangers," which involves a redeployment of U.S. troops in Iraq; dealing directly with Iran and North Korea..."

You cannot negotiate diplomatically with those bent on your total annihilation. At that point, diplomacy is used as a chess piece to mark time and create several positions.

A diplomatic solution implies that your opposition is also willing to engage in diplomacy and negotiations.

What we face is not a group willing to engage in the process of give-and-take.

They want death. For the democrats, especially Richardson, who has his eyes on the Presidency in 2008 to present this bilge is a frightening prospect for an America comprised of burning cinders and a refuge population.

We are in a box diplomatically and besieged. There is no other option but to fight. It is going to get worse, and untenable if a democrat wins. Russia and China are happily backing all the chaos as a prelude.


15 posted on 07/29/2006 9:40:05 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is the new realism that the USA does not set the tone for world foreign policy? That we have to accept the ascendancy of the nations like North Korea and Iran? Is this the modern version of Carter's malaise?


16 posted on 07/29/2006 9:41:49 AM PDT by Honestfreedom
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To: Sub-Driver
Democrats call for 'new realism' abroad

Just A Nobody calls fro DemonRATS to get real.

17 posted on 07/29/2006 10:10:21 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Democrats call for 'new realism' abroad"

Amazing. They admit they are not fond of the reality of today and thus want to create their own alternate reality.

While the rest of the world is watching the news.........

The democrats want to change it to the Cartoon Network.

Ab Ab Ab abid...........Thats all folks!
18 posted on 07/29/2006 10:17:40 AM PDT by baystaterebel (http://omphalosgazer.blogspot.com/)
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To: Darkwolf377

I thought the following was the new big plan/slogan:

“ Democrats are united in presenting a New Direction for America, one that will make our nation as strong as its people, one that brings opportunity, security, and prosperity to all Americans. ”

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

That's off her online site, and I saw her on TV with the banners behind her with the "New Direction for America"...reminds me of 'take America back'. Too many plans and slogans to keep up with. Such morons.


19 posted on 07/29/2006 10:18:21 AM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Richardson delivered the party's Saturday radio address, and knocked the Bush administration for failing to understand "that while diplomacy without power is weak, power without diplomacy is blind.""

Richardson makes a great point. International diplomacy is vitally important to the survival of our nation and it should only be entrusted to the very best people we have to offer.

I'll always regret that Monica Lewinsky turned down the job at the United Nations Richardson offered her in exchange for her perjury re her affair with Clinton.


20 posted on 07/29/2006 10:21:01 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Sub-Driver

The realism is that the Islamo fascists want us dead or enslaved.


21 posted on 07/29/2006 10:34:42 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (999-TNS)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats call for 'new realism' abroad = Insanity


22 posted on 07/29/2006 10:36:27 AM PDT by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh yea .. let's go back to the good ol Clinton days when we turned a blind eye and took cash for our intelligence secrets

Hey Bill .. go hug a terrorist
23 posted on 07/29/2006 10:39:30 AM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Mike Darancette
The realism is that the Islamo fascists want us dead or enslaved

And the Dems and MSM think they'll have some sort of special position in that new world order for helping out. It'll be too late when they discover otherwise.

24 posted on 07/29/2006 10:39:44 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: tina07

They should just stick with "We know you'll vote Democrat because you always have and you'll buy anything as long as we can milk your union for contributions!"


25 posted on 07/29/2006 1:35:23 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.savethesoldiers.com/)
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To: Honestfreedom

New Realism=Carter III (CLinton was Carter II). This means the US negotiates with dirtbags who seek our destruction. It means we rely on the UN, a world body so corrupt it would be RICO'd did it not have immunity. It means treating the most despicable regimes as though they were moral equivalents. It will mean having a silly-a$$ like Chavez in for state dinners, thus giving this evil little worm the legitimacy he does not deserve. Eventually, it will mean isolating Israel and giving terrorist organizations quasi-recognition, since this advances "peace" don't you know. This "New Realism" is just the same old leftwing horse flop the Democrats have tried to pawn off on us since "peanut boy" was in office feeling our pain. The only pain I had visa vis this numbskull lefty was the one I had in my arse the entire time this dunce occupied the WH.


26 posted on 07/29/2006 3:16:46 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (evolution has both deified and degraded humanity)
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