By Ken Abramowitz, founder and president, SaveTheWest.com
The World Series is coming up! Will your team win? Will they lose? In other sports, will your team tie?
Foreign policy and national security are no different. So how did the U.S. do in the past month?
In some ways, we won:
- New, better trade agreements were signed with Mexico, Canada and South Korea.
- Pastor Brunson was released from a Turkish prison, where he was held for two years.
- A new government was formed in Iraq, with U.S. encouragement — and without bloodshed — through compromise that is uncharacteristic in the Middle East.
In some ways, we tied:
- The U.S.-China tariff skirmish continues.
- A Chinese warship nearly rammed an American counterpart in the South China Sea.
- The Saudis may have murdered a journalist, and we are searching for responses that don’t affect our $100 billion of future arms sales to the Kingdom.
In some ways, we lost:
- Russia moved its state-of-the-art S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems into Syria.
- Neither America nor our ally Israel have blown up Iranian targets in Syria for the past month.
- The U.S. opened negotiations with the Taliban, when no negotiated compromise is possible.
- The U.S. encouraged Israel to allow Qatar-supplied fuel to reach Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Gaza, while Israel and Hamas are in a state of war.
Overall score for the past month: B.
Let’s root for an A next month!