GOP Sen Johnson: The World Is a Mess Because of America’s Weakness

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said the Obama administration’s “strategy of peace through withdrawal” has left the world’s “a mess.”

Discussing the attack Monday that killed 12 at a Berlin Christmas market in Germany Johnson said, “In America we have seen inspired lone wolfs, but we’ve seen directed wolf packs, for example, in Brussels airport, in Istanbul. These are serious considerations because we have not defeated ISIS. They continue to train operatives, and this has a spillover effect, and we’re seeing it really across the world. So right now the world’s a mess because America has been weak. The strategy of peace through withdrawal has been a miserable failure. We actually have to achieve peace through strength starting with economic strength.”

He added, “When we project weakness, whether it’s militarily, poor strategy or economic weakness, and let’s face it, you know, people can to math. They see, for example, we’re almost $20 trillion in debt. We have a projected deficit over the next 30 years of $103 trillion. America is perceived as weak which is why you see the aggression on the part of Russia, China and Iran. We have to first become strong economically. When we draw a line in the sand, the world has to realize we’re going to actually maintain that line in the sand. So, again, it’s doing what you say you’re going to do, but we’ve just got to become stronger both economically and militarily.”

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