Foreign policy subverted

January 3, 2014 

John Kerry is a dangerous Secretary of State and so was Hillary Clinton.

Kerry recently took it upon himself to unilaterally proclaim the Monroe Doctrine is dead. The doctrine has been a fixed star in American foreign policy since Dec. 2, 1823.

Like Kerry's repudiation of the Monroe Doctrine, he is selling out United States interests in other negotiations, many of which are conducted in secret, such as the current ones with Iran and Afghanistan. The United States declined to release specific details about the negotiations with Afghanistan and Kerry confirmed this week that, "We have agreed upon the language that would be submitted to Loya Jirga." Kerry did not define we, but we know it does not include the American people, who certainly have not agreed on any terms of a treaty with Afghanistan. Much as the American people don't want to put our fate in the now dictatorial hands of Harry Reid, we surely don't' want to be subject to the 3,000 Afghans called the Loya Jirga.

According to what has leaked out about this treaty, U.S. forces will be forbidden to conduct combat operations in Afghanistan, or even counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida brand terrorists, without Afghan approval.

Betty Homyer

Granite City

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