Last night, CNN showed the five people that have helped shaped our world the last few decades. The Next President had these guys talking frankly about the world. Did they say we need to blow shit up? No. Did they say that we are the Big Daddies and the rest of the world needs us? Well, yes they did. But, whatever.
(CNN) Five former secretaries of state from both parties Monday discussed how they would advise the next president on a wide range of foreign policy, including relations with Russia, Iran and the Middle East. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has not yet endorsed a presidential candidate. “I would advise the president to fully engage with Syria,” former Secretary of State James Baker said at a George Washington University forum co-sponsored by CNN. “I think it’s ridiculous for us to say we’re not going to talk to Syria, and yet the Israelis have been negotiating peace with them for the last six or eight months.” Baker served under President George H.W. Bush.