Unilateralism is about to come back into fashion

For years the media elite has told us that our foreign policy must give deference to our allies, particularly the French. Our actions must pass the “global test.” A unilateral foreign policy is very bad.

If Obama is elected, I suspect that the conventional wisdom will quickly change.  Here’s why:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama’s positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel’s government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate’s stance on Iran as “utterly immature” and comprised of “formulations empty of all content.” . . .

Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might “arrogantly” ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions.

When and if a liberal U.S. government disagrees with the world, the media will suddenly rediscover American exceptionalism.  Unilateralism will suddenly become proper, even necessary.  And it will all happen without a hint of irony.

(Via Power Line.)

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