The Infotainment Media Complex warns that President Trump doesn't listen to the experts.
I ask, what have the experts done for us lately?
What are our great foreign policy achievenments over the past decade?
Putin taking bites out of Georgia and Ukraine?
How much pro-American goodwill has the State Department experts drummed up over these past decades?
Bruce Thornton sums it up in his essay, Peggy Noonan Reminds Us Why Trump Won:
Indeed, when it comes to foreign affairs, generations of highly credentialed foreign policy mandarins have not compiled a record that would suggest those credentials contribute to success.What say you?
The two most consequential failures include misreading the Iranian Revolution as an anticolonial bid for freedom and popular sovereignty, rather than a religious revolution aimed at creating an Islamic theocracy; and failing to foresee and thus prepare for the collapse of the Soviet Union, something that was unthinkable to the big brains of our foreign policy establishment.
Moreover, the great foreign policy success in the postwar period was victory in the Cold War, which was the accomplishment of an ex-actor and foreign policy amateur looked down on by the government agency “professionals.” They contemptuously dismissed Reagan’s common-sense wisdom like “we win, they lose,” “evil empire,” and “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” The latter iconic phrase, by the way, was argued against by the State Department and National Security Council because it was too provocative and naïve.