"Today, however, we have made a different choice. The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over."
Who needs a doctrine from 190 years ago anyway (or an old Constitution for that matter)?
Beat it Monroe. We don't need your era of good feelings here. We've got hope and change and more unemployment and corruption than a banana republic.
Just when you thought that Obama had run out of places to retreat from. After trashing American influence in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, the great minds at Obama Inc. turned to, what else, but the Monroe Doctrine.
Yesterday, November 18, Secretary of State Kerry repudiated the Monroe Doctrine in a speech to the Inter-American Dialogue. Here's what he said:
"When people speak of the Western Hemisphere, they often talk about transformations that have taken place, but the truth is one of the biggest transformations has happened right here in the United States of America. In the early days of our republic, the United States made a choice about its relationship with Latin America. President James Monroe, who was also a former Secretary of State, declared that the United States would unilaterally, and as a matter of fact, act as the protector of the region. The doctrine that bears his name asserted our authority to step in and oppose the influence of European powers in Latin America. And throughout our nation’s history, successive presidents have reinforced that doctrine and made a similar choice.
"Today, however, we have made a different choice. The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over. (Applause.) The relationship – that’s worth applauding. That’s not a bad thing. (Applause.) The relationship that we seek and that we have worked hard to foster is not about a United States declaration about how and when it will intervene in the affairs of other American states. It’s about all of our countries viewing one another as equals, sharing responsibilities, cooperating on security issues, and adhering not to doctrine, but to the decisions that we make as partners to advance the values and the interests that we share."
That sounds great. Please tell us more how this plan to have all countries be equals works? Does every country in the world get enough F-22s to be a match for the United States, Russia and China?
So the United States will no longer announce when it will protect other countries. So that means it won't have enduring security agreements with other countries.
Is that what John Kerry is really saying... or is he too stupid to understand the implications of what he's saying?
We report. You decide.