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Ken Burch

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Thu Sep 21, 2017, 06:19 PM Sep 2017

Do you agree or disagree with this general statement about where U.S. foreign policy should go? [View all]

“In my view, the United States must seek partnerships not just between governments, but between peoples.”

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Agree strongly
5 (63%)
Disagree strongly
0 (0%)
Agree somewhat
3 (38%)
Disagree somewhat
0 (0%)
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0 (0%)
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3 guys walk into a bar Eliot Rosewater Sep 2017 #1
Where do you get that from this quote? Ken Burch Sep 2017 #4
Sense of humor much? Eliot Rosewater Sep 2017 #5
You needn't ask. NurseJackie Sep 2017 #8
If the clip actually applied, guillaumeb Sep 2017 #10
It sounded like you were comparing the speech to Pacino's courtroom speech in that movie Ken Burch Sep 2017 #19
Along those lines, if there are three people on an elevator and one farts......... George II Sep 2017 #16
That's why I only fart in crowded elevators. Nt Weekend Warrior Sep 2017 #25
He invented foreign policy years ago. nt LexVegas Sep 2017 #2
Only he can fix everything! FSogol Sep 2017 #3
This is a thread about the idea. It doesn't matter what you feel about the person who said it. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #6
can't get partnership with people who have no interest beachbum bob Sep 2017 #7
You mean Russia doesn't want to held hands and replace their oil w solar? bettyellen Sep 2017 #35
Instead of endless war, which profits the war industries, guillaumeb Sep 2017 #9
Sounds like populist demogogery taken to new global dimensions... Expecting Rain Sep 2017 #11
It's populist demagogery to say we should globally ally with the poor? Ken Burch Sep 2017 #20
Sounds like populism when you promise to reach out to the world's poor... Expecting Rain Sep 2017 #22
You're talking nonsense. PETRUS Sep 2017 #31
I'm support "fair trade"-that is trade deals that guarantee workers in different countries Ken Burch Sep 2017 #50
It's a naive and unrealistic approach. Or a very clumsy phrase... NurseJackie Sep 2017 #12
. George II Sep 2017 #17
### NurseJackie Sep 2017 #24
OK...here are some ways you can create such a partnership: Ken Burch Sep 2017 #21
That's not a partnership. That's PR or goodwill, it's an apology-tour, but it's not a partnership. NurseJackie Sep 2017 #23
The quote was a broadstrokes statement. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #42
I gotta laugh at the idea of someone running campaigning on that. And won't oppose bettyellen Sep 2017 #30
Not wish away other governments. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #43
It's bizarre that none of this has to do with doing things today. Why is their no policy for now? bettyellen Sep 2017 #55
Because the long-term also matters. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #58
I know an Iranian American woman who wants to do business with IRan and other countries JI7 Sep 2017 #48
It's a typical political slogan Warpy Sep 2017 #29
It was never meant to be an end in itself. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #44
Obviously, after "drain the swamp" and "make America great again" we need to question Warpy Sep 2017 #49
OK. But I don't know why you think I disagree with any of that. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #52
Are you pretending Dems have no policy positions ? Because that's what this "solely on Trump" bettyellen Sep 2017 #56
No, I'm not pretending that(and I AM a Democrat, so please don't imply I'm an outsider) Ken Burch Sep 2017 #57
Is this supposed to be something we should respond to? NastyRiffraff Sep 2017 #13
:) sheshe2 Sep 2017 #14
. George II Sep 2017 #18
Ah, those were the days! NastyRiffraff Sep 2017 #38
The whole thing is so unrealistic. It doesn't represent the real world. NurseJackie Sep 2017 #27
Exactly, actually it's sounding like a trade agreement. R B Garr Sep 2017 #39
The idea of actually listening to and working with the global majority terrifies you, I think. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #51
LOL! Cloudy with a chance of meatballs... NurseJackie Sep 2017 #61
This is the difference with us. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #62
Well... NurseJackie Sep 2017 #64
I don't need to scroll up. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #66
Sigh... very disappointing. NurseJackie Sep 2017 #67
The term "Nasty" has no relation to gender in my use of it. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #68
That's wrong again. NurseJackie Sep 2017 #69
It's simply a line in a speech. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #45
We use that language and sentiment anytime we want to screw over another government. rogue emissary Sep 2017 #15
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Weekend Warrior Sep 2017 #26
trump is a foreign agent chaking53 Sep 2017 #28
It is not possible. Demsrule86 Sep 2017 #32
The issue I have with it... PoorMonger Sep 2017 #33
I wasn't calling for trusting the current government. Ken Burch Sep 2017 #46
But it's still a part of reality PoorMonger Sep 2017 #53
OK. A cynic can co-opt any positive concept...we all KNOW that...what's your point here? Ken Burch Sep 2017 #54
I'm saying that PoorMonger Sep 2017 #59
I think it's actually meaningless fluff, so none of the above. bettyellen Sep 2017 #34
It *is* silly-fluff but it's fun to watch people try to make it MORE important than it actually is NurseJackie Sep 2017 #60
pap delisen Sep 2017 #36
Is This Rhetorical? Me. Sep 2017 #37
DIY trade deals/diplomacy? betsuni Sep 2017 #40
like the US arming Syrian Rebels fighting Assad and ISIS ? JI7 Sep 2017 #41
No. There aren't any rebels in Syria fighting for anything positive Ken Burch Sep 2017 #47
I can't argue with the statement. Can't understand it, either. JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2017 #63
Perhaps it is time for the United States to seek partnerships with the people of Venezuela... Expecting Rain Sep 2017 #65
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