It has not been.
I’m not issuing a blanket endorsement of all U.S. foreign policy & military action during the Obama era, or the Clinton era, or the Carter era.
(Not endorsing anything here other than the conversation).
Or b/c of the Iraq war.
I can be appalled at all of these things.
Or go after Reaganites. The same logic doesn’t apply to everyone else—including, for that matter, Barack Obama or his base of support.
The point is we were becoming *less* aggressive. And that, after Vietnam, Dem presidents have tended to be less aggressive than Republican ones
RU helped elect one of the bad ones
The U.S. was doing better w/ regards to human rights. And now we are doing worse.
Basically--RU--a human rights abuser--interfered to help the U.S. elect their own human rights abuser.