U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar Has a Plan to Revolutionize U.S. Foreign Policy

Ever since the 1940s, the U.S.’s foreign policy has been overwhelmingly bi-partisan.  Regardless of which party is running the Executive Branch or the Congress, the U.S. has promoted a U.S. empire that has dominated much of the world politically, economically and militarily.

Dick Cheney’s horribly stupid and cruel Endless War on Terrorism persisted through 8 years of George W. Bush’s presidency — and through 8 more years of Obama.  Obama actually ESCALATED some aspects of the Bush-Cheney abuses!  Obama escalated the drone wars, deployed military “Special Forces” to parts of Africa, radically increased the deportation of Latin American immigrants, and abused journalists and whistleblowers by prosecuting more people under the brutal 1917 Espionage Act than ALL previous presidents COMBINED since 1917.

Overall, Democrats have been nearly as horrible as Republicans in matters related to foreign policy, “national security,” etc.

Now — finally — we have a smart, wise, compassionate member of the U.S. House of Representatives who proposes a smart, wise, compassionate plan to revolutionize U.S. foreign policy.  Ilhan Omar is a Somalian Muslim refugee who immigrated to the U.S. and earned her election to Congress.

See this information about the foreign policy she proposes:  https://www.truthdig.com/articles/ilhan-omar-has-a-plan-to-revolutionize-u-s-foreign-policy/
Also, The Progressive Magazine (www.progressive.org) published John Nichols’ article titled “Ilhan Omar and the Politics of ‘Radical Love’ in their issue for December 2019 and January 2020.  I recommend this highly!

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org