Friday, February 23, 2007

When Idiots Gather...

"I think that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy," Albright said, with former President Jimmy Carter at her side in one of a series of "Conversations at the Carter Center."

I absolutely disagree. I think once serious individuals look back at the liberation of Iraq it will be seen as a watershed event in the region. Currently we do have the luxury of looking back and seeing a couple of true disasters in American foreign policy:

The article contains a little of the Jimmy Carter's worldview that we all know produced some fruits of its own:

Carter, who also has been critical of U.S. military action in Iraq, said that since Albright was secretary of state, "there has been a reduction almost all over the world in trust and esteem by foreigners toward Americans."

He said much of it is "because of an unprecedented policy toward the utilization of military power."

Carter said all previous presidents have said the United States would go to war only if its security was endangered, but that President Bush made it clear that there is a new policy of pre-emptive war.

"That is, we're going to go to war if we think that some time in the future a nation might do something that causes our security to be in danger," the former president said. That is a dramatic change that "has resonated all over the world," Carter said.

Humm.... such wisdom.

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