Vince Dhimos answered a question at Quora.
WHAT EXISTING FOREIGN POLICY OBJECTIVES SHOULD THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REVISE AND IMROVE UPON?
What objectives? It is not just Trump. The US has never been able to articulate a single foreign policy objective.
For example, in the Middle East, the US supposedly pursued the objective of fighting terror. Yet, the more it supposedly fought, the more territory ISIS claimed in Syria. It obviously was not a good faith objective. In fact it was non-existent and blatantly fake.
Then there was a stated objective of overthrowing Assad (which was in fact the unstated objective from the start) based on unproven allegations that he was using chemical weapons.
Then, checked by Russian power, they sort of scrapped that objective and pretended the troops were there to protect the Kurds. Oddly, though, the Kurds were deployed in oil-rich Deir Ezzor, nowhere near Kurdistan, the only turf to which they might have a legitimate claim.
Then the US declared it had defeated terror and it was time to go home. So they pulled troops out of parts of Syria but left them near the oil deposits and then invented a new objective: stealing the oil from the impoverished war weary Syrians, who in a just world, would be entitled to sue for billions in damages.
Now, could the asker of this question kindly tell us how in heaven’s name you can “revise” or “improve” on objectives that are either non-existent or inconsistent, or absurd or, more recently, utterly immoral and criminal?
Would a judge in a criminal court suggest that a hardened criminal revise or improve his thuggish objectives? Or would he order him to jail to force him to abandon these objectives?
I had written before at Quora that the US’ real objectives in the Muslim world had nothing to do with the security of the US people and were focused almost exclusively on pleasing 2 allies:
Saudi Arabia and Israel: