Yesterday evening, Andrew McCarthy wrote for National Review's Corner blog about President Obama's address to the UN. It turned out to be the clearest, most concise explanation of Republican foreign policy that I think I've ever read.
Put aside the first two fallacies — people cannot always resolve their differences peacefully; when war is necessary, because what it is fought over is worse, diplomacy is not an effective and just substitute. Where all this goes off the rails is in the notion that we live in an “interdependent world.” We don’t. Americans live in a world where there is interaction of our own choosing. We are not dependent — we remain independent. We engage the world as a volitional act, and we should do it in pursuit of our interests.
The title of the post is "It Is Not an ‘Interdependent World.’" Grab what you need, butt in where you see fit, and withdraw when you want. It's toddler philosophy—the Bush Doctrine, distilled into a few sentences. This post would be an almost amusing relic of the past, if most of Romney's foreign policy advisers weren't holdovers from the Bush administration.