Wise sage John Bolton (formerly, Bush ambassador to the UN) pleads for a return to strict constitutionalism in American treaty-making:
THE Constitution’s Treaty Clause has long been seen, rightly, as a bulwark against presidential inclinations to lock the United States into unwise foreign commitments. The clause will likely be tested by Barack Obama’s administration, as the new president and Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton, led by the legal academics in whose circles they have long traveled, contemplate binding down American power and interests in a dense web of treaties and international bureaucracies.
Really, John? Really? Those damned [cough]liberal[/cough] “academics” and their “knowledge”. Lord knows all this country needs is good-looking mountain man too proud to ask questions, and everything will be hunky-dory.
Please, will someone in the GOP put a gag on these parrots of yesteryear’s “Old Timey Reagan-Land” policy? It’s old. I’m not saying we’ll all agree with everything the Obama team does, but it’s time to move on.