Foreign Policy Stops at the Water's Edge

Peggy Noonan:

Not being George W. Bush is not a foreign policy. Not invading countries is not a foreign policy. Wishing to demonstrate your sophistication by announcing you are unencumbered by the false historical narratives of the past is not a foreign policy. Assuming the world will be nice if we’re not militarist is not a foreign policy.

Foreign policy? From its inception this Administration was always about doing just enough (the pointless Afghanistan surge, the Russian “reset,” the Iranian talks) to maintain the appearance of having a foreign policy while going about the important business of fundamentally transforming America.