(CNN) – Sen. John McCain emphasized collaboration with democratic allies in a foreign policy speech Wednesday.
"Our great power does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want, nor should we assume we have all the wisdom and knowledge necessary to succeed," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said. "We need to listen to the views and respect the collective will of our democratic allies."
McCain called on the world's democracies to form a new global pact "to advance our values and defend our shared interests" when he addressed the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles, California.
The "key" to McCain's foreign policy is to make sure Joe Lieberman is by his side to prompt him with the correct answer.
Welcome to Los Angeles Mr. McCain...however your perception of creating a new world order and mending ties with our "friends" and allies is badly misguided.
The issue is that most of our NATO allies and other liberal democracies around the world are completely opposed to continued occupation of Iraq. Not to mention the majority of Americans whom feel it's not worth the tremendous financial costs.
Until you figure-out how to distance yourself from Bush/Cheney...those relationships with allies will continue to be strained and our reputation around the world further damaged.
If you sell out everthing you stand for you are NOT a man of principles.
John, I strongly believe now that there is nobody other than yourself in the presidential race who can come closer to you. Keep it up. Howard Dean suddenly jumped in to criticize you. These are the dirty tricks of democrats like Howard Dean who was discarded by American people in hte last election.
Your've got to be kidding. Is this guy for real. His he still running for president? That's the problem we have been doing what we want for a very long time. It is time to fall in line and do the right thing.
Is that why John McCain supports the war in Iraq even though he doesn't even know who we're fighting? Refreshing? Ummmm.
Our Foreign Policy in the Middle east has Been for the last 30yrs Do whatever looks good to Isreal while we sell weapons to there enemies???
judging by the fact my rational but contrarian posts are being ignored by historically left leaning CNN and this mugwump Darth Vadick keeps getting plenty of air time......The ultra-liberal CNN moderator must be working today.
Thanks for your bias CNN!
"McCain called on the world's democracies to form a new global pact 'to advance our values and defend our shared interests' " – Sounds a lot like "One World Government" to me. And here I was under the impression that Republicans were against that sort of thing.
Just goes to show you, if you want to be a Republican, be a Libertarian.
Nobody likes Bush. Nobody likes Republicans that robbed them.
John, you don't even make sense reading your que cards.Talk about
the economy? No John you don't get the economy and your words will
never make a believer out of MOST AMERICANS. Go sit in the corner
with Hillary, John.
I'm very glad to hear this. I'm definitely not going to vote for McCain, but it makes me feel better to know that our next President, whether Obama or McCain, will try to be more diplomatic than Bush.
The majority of our Allies have turned and run the other way. Who does this man think our Allies really are??