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Sunday, November 15, 2009

More Trouble-Free Internationalism

"I had always thought it unwise and improper for American statesmen to plead domestic political pressures, or the pressures of public opinion, as an argument to support their positions vis-a-vis other governments." George Kennan

"This [9/11] has been such a horrible event that it has mobilized people in a way that two embassies and the Cole didn't." Madeleine Albright (quoted by Gabriel Schoenfeld)

It is happening again. Our foreign policy in Afghanistan is being run by popular opinion.

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