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December 25, 2017

Nikki Haley For President 2024

Yes, yes, I know. She isn't sufficiently pure because she didn't defend the Confederate battle flag and her domestic policies aren't perfect. But this woman fights, she doesn't back down, and she is a vociferous defender of American interests. Of course it is hyperbole to suggest her for president, but I want Washington filled with people like Haley rather than apparatchiks like Brennan and Powers and Rice and Meuller and Comey and.....

And what a nice headline!
Nikki Haley Cuts The UN Purse Strings By $285 Million

Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ‎Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN's bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.

Milton Friedman got it exactly right about politicians, and it is doubly true for the sleazy hacks who populate the United Nations.
I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.

Nikki Haley and her boss are simply forcing the United Nations to do the right thing, and if they won't then they will be punished. That makes sense for most Americans, but we have only rarely forced issues at the UN. Jeanne Kirkpatrick did a fine job, and John Bolton gave it a shot, but was hamstrung by Congress.

What a pleasure to see our great country standing up for itself against a world that takes for granted that we will always try to get along, even at the expense of our self-interest.

That sounds suspiciously populist and insular, but an intelligent approach to foreign policy can maintain our influence while protecting our interests. And Nikki Haley and President Trump are doing a fine job!


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posted by CBD at 02:30 PM

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