Sen. Marco Rubio addressed the Liberal Brookings Institute today. He gave a foreign policy address there. Let me just say, I am extremely disappointed. He attacks Republicans who are tired of endless wars for Muslim Democracy. Rubio defends the Arab Spring, despite the fact its an Islamic uprising and Christians are being killed. Rubio preached a foreign policy that is not Conservative. It was a Wilsonian Progressive speech based on an ideology that would lead to more war.
To be fair there are elements of the speech I agree with. I do feel its time for the US to forge closer relations with Latin America. They have resources are economically growing. By pivoting towards our South, it would mean less involvement in the Islamic world.
On the energy front, the Western Hemisphere needs to establish itself as a democratic, peaceful and stable alternative to the Middle East in global energy production. An energy alliance made up of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and a post-Chavez Venezuela would help accomplish this goal. Building the Keystone pipeline and implementing the trans-boundary energy agreement being negotiated with Mexico are also crucial steps toward that goal.
Other areas I agree with Rubio is on China. We do need to treat China with respect. But the rest of speech which calls for intervening in Syria and supporting Islamic movements is madness. The US is broke and lets be frank, the Islamic world don’t like us. We are infidels of the Dar al Haab (House of War).
Rubio’s attacks on fellow Republicans was despicable and should disqualify him from the VP slot. It will also come to back to haunt him should he seek the Presidency. Rubio will quickly viewed as another John McCain. Someone who attacks his own side to win favor from the Left. Rubio should ask McCain how that turned out when he ran for President.
I agree with Marco Rubio on many positions. But foreign policy is where I vehemently disagree. America needs peace and prosperity, not war and bankruptcy. Rubio vision would lead American down the same path his (and mine) Roman and Spanish ancestors took. I love America and I don’t want us to go down the route of those other nations. Marco Rubio needs to read history to realize the disaster his ideas will lead this nation.