I’ve long been an advocate that the only foreign policy we should have is, well, no foreign policy. You go and visit other countries that have “played nice”, negotiate trade, etc, etc, but if they do something on their own soil that you don’t like, you leave it be, because it’s THEIR problem.
The U.S. has a bad habit of trying to fix everything, whether it’s invited or not. Apparently the entire world has to function like the U.S. in order to be successful. Are we successful? I really don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad to be here, because my other choices in English-speaking nations are Canada, the U.K., and Australia (who’s PM is my hero, but who’s just as much a nanny state as a few other places) – but damned if we aren’t heading down the toilet.
I DO understand that when another country attacks something that’s in our national interest (elsewhere), or reneges on an agreement, there may be a need to correct the situation. But this crap we’re engaging in right now is nothing more than a spitting contest, and the way the wind is changing direction, we keep getting an eyeful.