“Welcome back, America.”
That was European Council President Charles Michel, exercising a lot more than diplomatic protocol. Those three words embody a return to normalcy welcomed by all non-authoritarian leaders worldwide. It’s about geopolitical trust and cooperation and American wherewithal. It’s about NATO, immigration, climate change, the WHO, the Iranian nuclear deal, Russian accountability, a Marshall Plan for Central America instead of a wall, and a whole lot more. The world needs the U.S. like never before, and the U.S. response can’t be unilateralism, arrogance and MAGA caps. It has to be an acknowledgment that America matters mightily. And will use that might in the right–as in correct–way.