Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bernie Sanders Has as Much Foreign Policy Experience as Ronald Reagan & Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hillary Clinton and her backers are making so much of her experience as Secretary of State, saying that makes her ready day one, and that because of it she is a better choice for President than Sanders. History disagrees.

Ronald Reagan, FDR and Obama had virtually the same Foreign Policy Experience before Attaining the Presidency. That makes Hillary's "ready day one" argument not valid even though she has more experience. The last Secretary of State to become President of the United States was James Buchanan, a century and a half ago, and we've not disintegrated yet.


Check it out. This is the response for them who wish to spread the Hillary experience myth.

Foreign-Policy “Experience”
by THOMAS SOWELL
September 4, 2008 12:00 AM

Sharing second thoughts on the talking points over experience.
"That all depends on what the definition of “experience” is.

Before getting into that, however, a plain fact should be noted: No governor ever had foreign-policy experience before becoming president — not Ronald Reagan, not Franklin D. Roosevelt, nor any other governor.

It is hard to know how many people could possibly have had foreign-policy experience before reaching the White House besides a Secretary of State or a Secretary of Defense.

The last Secretary of War (the old title of Secretaries of Defense) to later become President of the United States was William Howard Taft, a hundred years ago. The last Secretary of State to become President of the United States was James Buchanan, a century and a half ago."
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"As for Senator Obama, his various pronouncements on foreign policy have been as immature as they have been presumptuous.

He talked publicly about taking military action against Pakistan, one of our few Islamic allies and a nation with nuclear weapons.

Barack Obama’s first response to the Russian invasion of Georgia was to urge “all sides” to negotiate a cease-fire and take their issues to the United Nations.

That is standard liberal talk, which even Obama had second thoughts about, after Senator John McCain gave a more grown-up response."

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/225527/foreign-policy-experience-thomas-sowell