Thursday, February 01, 2007

US: stop these Manichean delusions

"After World War II, the United States prevailed in the defense of democracy in Europe because it successfully pursued a long-term political strategy of uniting its friends and dividing its enemies, of soberly deterring aggression without initiating hostilities, all the while also exploring the possibility of negotiated arrangements. Today, America's global leadership is being tested in the Middle East. A similarly wise strategy of genuinely constructive political engagement is now urgently needed." —Former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, in testimony this morning to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (via Andrew Sullivan)

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