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#1 Most insightful, but disturbing in light of our current administration. Thanks TW.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-05 02:17||
#2 All the books about how rival bureaucracies or powerful lobbies determine policy are off the mark; the simpler and truer conclusion is that at any given moment our foreign policy reflects the views of the president.
Posted by Skidmark 2013-02-05 07:48||
#3 ......our foreign policy reflects the views of the president.
Yes it does, for good or for ill. With respect to Assad's enabling of the ratlines of jihadis to Iraq: He needed to be covertly hurt for his actions. But he was not, so our being nice cost us American troops' lives. You fight a war to win or you don't fight.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-05 23:50||