Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a powerful foreign policy speech in Cairo Thursday and completely shredded the Obama administration’s foreign policy approach. It could be summed up in just a few short words: “…the age of self-inflicted American shame is over.”
.@SecPompeo: “The age of self-inflicted American shame is over and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 10, 2019
Pompeo delivered his remarks in Cairo, where Obama famously spoke in 2009 and promised a new beginning with Muslim and Arab countries. He was criticized by conservatives for placing too much blame on the U.S. for strife in the region.
Pompeo went there.
During the speech, he said “another American stood before you” and “told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from ideology.”
“He told you that 9/11 led my country to abandon its ideals, particularly in the Middle East,” he continued. “He told you that the United States and the Muslim world needed ‘a new beginning.’ The results of these misjudgments have been dire.”
He added that the US (AKA the Obama administration at the time) “grossly underestimated the tenacity and viciousness of radical Islamism.”
The punches just kept coming.
“Our eagerness to address only Muslims, not nations, ignored the rich diversity of the Middle East, and frayed old bonds. It undermined the concept of the nation-state, the building block of international stability,” he said. “And our desire for peace at any cost led us to strike a deal with Iran, our common enemy.”
“The good news is this: The age of self-inflicted American shame is over, and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering. Now comes the real ‘new beginning,’” he said.
That’s right. We’re MAGA-ing the world.
“We have rediscovered our voice. We have rebuilt our relationships. We have rejected false overtures from enemies. And look at what we have accomplished together,” Pompeo said.
“Our aim is to partner with our friends and vigorously oppose our enemies, because a strong, secure, and economically viable Middle East is in our national interest – and yours,” he added. “Let me be clear: America will not retreat until the terror fight is over.”
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. The days of apologizing to the world are OVER.
h/t Fox News