Unformatted text preview: Smith writes that the Clinton Administration should show it can act forcibly in foreign affairs. He describes the current image of President Clinton as a President who, in backing down in Bosnia, led to successful resistance against American forces in Somalia and elsewhere. The arrival of large numbers of refugees from Haiti/Cuba is justification for US working to establish legitimate governments in those countries to control American borders. He emphasizes the importance of using multilateral institutions to do this. Historically, US has to see itself as ‘menaced’ in order to act, and even then it responds slowly. Americans are reluctant to become involved and need a clear mandate and call to action from the Presidency. Without public support, successful long-term, multilateral operations are difficult if not impossible. (Helen Smith)...
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- Fall '07
- President of the United States, North American Free Trade Agreement, President Clinton