As I read William Galston’s WSJ column on what he perceives as fickle U. S. public opinion on foreign policy and how when the American people get what they wanted they don’t want it any more, I was left with questions.
For example, is there really a Russian invasion of Ukraine and how do we know? Is the present government in Ukraine really worthy of our support? How anti-Russian should we be?
Is the level of force we’re willing to apply in Syria or Iraq adequate to the task of eliminating ISIS/ISIL? Horrifying as the instances of beheadings of Americans by ISIS are, are they reasons for full “boots on the ground” warfare against it? Why not just take the pressure off Assad?
If you don’t like the chaos in Libya and you don’t want to occupy Libya to prevent chaos from occurring, why was removing Qaddafi a good idea?
Those aren’t exhaustive but they were the questions that immediately came to mind.