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Foxman: US Seen as ‘Weak and Retreating’ on World Stage

By: JTA

American wariness of foreign military involvement is making it seem “weak and retreating,” warned the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman.

“Make no mistake about it. If what we are seeing now is the beginning of a deep change in American foreign policy, it will be bad for the Jews,” said Foxman, the ADL’s national director, at a conference Thursday marking the group’s 100th anniversary in New York.

“The combination of America’s unsatisfactory involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, together with the financial crisis at home, have generated a broader opposition to American military involvement overseas,” he said.

Citing among other things the recent congressional resistance to authorizing a strike on Syria, Foxman said: “America is being seen as weak and retreating.”

“The world looks at our choices, looks at our public opinion polls, looks at congressional reactions, looks at the paralysis in Washington on budgeting matters and wonders,” he said.

The perception of weakness could harm U.S. efforts to get Iran to end its nuclear push, Foxman warned.

“I hope that we get our act together,” he said. “I hope Congress starts to think of the bigger picture. I hope we are truly able to keep all options on the table, whether vis-à-vis Iran or Syria, without rushing to military action.”

 

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3 Responses to “Foxman: US Seen as ‘Weak and Retreating’ on World Stage”

  1. Kathy Dehart says:

    The US has pansies for a gov., wish we had real true blooded Americans in the White House that would stand with Israel like they are supposed to!!!!!

  2. I hope the World knows that most of the US Citizens do not support what our Government is doing. We love Israel. Our President is a crook, a coward, and a Treasonous Criminal.

  3. yeah. we are so proud. not.

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