• “reclaim the moral high ground” • “reengage with our allies on critical security issues” • “reengage with those who pose a security threat to us” • “restore our nation’s reputation as a moral beacon to the world” • “reclaim the trust and respect of those countries whose cooperation we need but whose will we cannot compel” • “restoration of the United States’ moral authority in the community of nations” • respects Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton, etc. for building strong alliances • view of “military strength… as a means to protect a system of laws and institutions” is the way it was and should be. • Uses much rhetoric about America’s glorious past which actually does stir up feelings of nationalism, the image of FDR bringing hope to those in Nazi-occupied Europe to come to the point that America was once loved and respected as the “good” superpower to the USSR’s “bad” superpower. >> Maybe the US is the same, just looks worse now there is no “Evil, communist” enemy against
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World War II,
moral high ground, critical security issues, strong alliances view, terrorism new form