- Mar 23, 2010
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Well said. The US has a ways to go to prove that it can be a world leader again.Mend yes, to a point. But of what value are strategic agreements, nuclear limitations treaties, or climate accords signed by one administration if the next one is just going to tear them up?They began laughing at him to his face, which is when his trips to Europe were significantly reduced.trump tried to destroy NATO and gave Put in the green light to expand Russian influence in eastern Europe. EU leaders laughed at the buffoon behind his back.Thread fail. Trump didn't bow as Øbama did. Trump stood up to the ChiComms and forced our NATO allies into coughing up more money. And so much more.
Tillerson was in fact a never Trumper.
TDS Fueled© hate is a bitch of a mistress.
Fortunately, Biden will be able to quickly mend relations with long-time allies, as he is a real American, not a malignant narcissistic buffoon.
(Only a weasel would throw the insurgents he sent to the Capitol to attempt his coup, under the bus by blaming them for everything, AND saying they should be severely punished.)
Canada is still waiting for the USA to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs which were supposed to come off after the new Canada/USA/Mexico Trade agreement was signed. Neither the EU nor Great Britain has a trade deal with the USA because Trump tore them up. But both of these countries have trade deal with China. The TransPacific Partnership went ahead without you. Canadians are still boycotting US products, as are the Europeans.
Not to mention that Pompeo is going around the world tossing diplomatic stink bombs everywhere that the Biden Administration will have to dismantle before they can begin to repair the damage caused. Added to which, in taking the USA out of the strategic arms limitation treaty with Russia instead of using measures in the treaty to enforce compliance, Trump has given Putin leave to develop all of the nukes he wants, unimpeded.
I've seen Biden in speeches and interviews talk about other nations welcoming the USA back into the leadership of the free world, but I'm not getting that sense at all. We all welcome sanity at the highest levels of US government. We also wish your nation every success in restoring democracy in the USA without further bloodshed. But no, you are in no position to offer wise or strong leadership to others, when your own democracy is completely under attack from within.
The problem that arises with executive international agreements is that in many countries, the signature of the leader of a nation on an international agreement is recognized as binding as a treaty. The UN has held that position for many years
Prior to 1940, executive international agreements were seldom used. They were mostly used for short leases of property for the military use and for other agreements that had a relatively short life. However during WWII and afterwards, the need for international agreements grew rapidly however the time needed for the Senate to pass them also grew rapidly. Today most of our international agreements are now signed by the president and subject to cancellation.
The fierce divide by the two parties makes these executive orders likely to be cancelled with a change in leadership. Since this gives the US an opportunity to back out at any time, the other party is likely to require similar wording in the agreement. Thus it becomes simply a document of understanding between leaders. This can create serious problems in trade agreements where tariffs and other requirements are set. Businesses count on these requirements remaining stable in their business plans.
Where once executive international agreements were rarely cancelled by a new president, Today it's almost expected that when party control of the while house changes, all such agreements are cancelled or at least renegotiated.