American Foreign Affairs Policy

A persuasive essay cautioning the United States government against too much interference in the policies of other nations.

The paper urges the American government to practice a less zealous foreign affairs policy when it comes to influencing the policies of other countries of the world. The author of the paper advises the government to practice an ethical, perhaps hands-off, foreign policy, especially when the United States has a vested financial concern with the other country. The paper gives examples of countries, such as Chile and Nicaragua, where American foreign policy has produced fatal results. Finally, the paper encourages a more balanced approach focusing on the promotion of democracy and peace and not necessarily regime changes, using the current problems between Iraq and the United States as an example.
“At the core of the problem with United States-backed and orchestrated regime changes is the illusory connection between the current “war on terrorism” and Saddam Hussain. Fear mongering is an effective tactic to spur the American public into supporting military action in Iraq. Ousting Saddam Hussain is appealing on many levels, especially following the disastrous events of September 11, 2001. The general public still recalls the horrors of that day and the media has done an effective job in promoting the idea that Iraq is involved. Perhaps the Iraqi government was and is connected with Al Qaeda. What then?”