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martinez speech 02 - Arizona Senator John McCain presented...

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Arizona Senator John McCain presented his plans for foreign policy and defended his opposition of immediate withdrawal from Iraq on Wednesday before the World Affairs Council in hopes that America regain global leadership and display international good citizenship. Sen. McCain urged for America to form an understanding of the world we inhabit and show respect to those around us in order to shape a better future for people globally. “America must be a model citizen if we want others to look to us as a model. How we behave at home affects how we are perceived abroad,” Sen. McCain said. Sen. McCain acknowledged the rising powers in the Asia-Pacific region and admitted that dealing with China will be an endeavor for the next American President. Sen. McCain said, based on the similarities between China and America there is room for the relationship to evolve, “but until China moves toward political liberalization, our relationship will be based on periodically shared interests rather than the bedrock of
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