Senator appears to have eye on 2016 in Heritage Foundation speech
President Ronald Reagan
WASHINGTON – In a speech at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday that sounded like the first foreign policy address of a presidential campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called for a return to the international politics of President Ronald Reagan.
Cruz contrasted Reagan’s approach with the Obama-Clinton policy of not putting distance between the U.S. and traditional allies, such as Britain and Israel, in the hope of “domesticating” long-standing enemies such as Russia and Iran.
“This backfired,” Cruz argued. “The end result is that Churchill is no longer welcome in the Oval Office.
He recalled one of Obama’s first acts in office was to return to Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that had been on long-term loan.
Cruz objected to the moral equivalence he sees as central to the Obama-Clinton foreign policy.
“In the foreign…
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