Sunday, May 23, 2010

Obama States Foreign Policy Shift From Bush Doctrine At West Point Graduation

There was an article on The Huffington Post, discussing a recent speech the president delivered at a West Point graduation ceremony that essentially repudiates the Bush Doctrine.
The U.S. military is the "cornerstone of our national defense," but Obama said the men and women who wear America's uniform cannot bear that responsibility by themselves. "The rest of us must do our part," he said.

"The burdens of this century cannot fall on our soldiers alone. It also cannot fall on American shoulders alone," the commander in chief told graduates in gray and white uniforms seated on the field at Michie Stadium.

Diplomacy and muscle must work together, he said in calling for "renewed engagement" from diplomats, along with development experts, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and first responders.
Here is a video of the event:

In other news, Sarah Palin is still scratching her head from her Charlie Gibson interview almost two years ago.

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