GWB did not make all that many great decisions while in office, but he did make the ones that counted.
Not listening to the liberals and pushing forward with the NMD was one of them.
where is it, where's the time and place?That starts with aggressive, principled diplomacy without self-defeating preconditions, but with a cleareyed understanding of our interests. We have no time to waste.
There will be careful preparation. We will open up lines of communication, build an agenda, coordinate closely with our allies, and evaluate the potential for progress. Contrary to the claims of some, I have no interest in sitting down with our adversaries just for the sake of talking. But as president of the United States, I would be willing to lead tough and principled diplomacy with the appropriate Iranian leader at a time and place of my choosing — if, and only if, it can advance the interests of the United States.
We will pursue this diplomacy with no illusions about the Iranian regime. Instead, we will present a clear choice...
"we have no time to waste," he said three years ago (june, 08, to aipac)
unrealistic---the 67 borders
unrealistic---expecting israel to negotiate with a unity half of which refuses to recognize israel (for starters)
worse---asking our ally of half a century to deal with deniers from a significantly weakened position
it is what it is
what's going on in libya, what's the mission, what's the exit strategy, who owns libya if we break it?
el baradei said yesterday that egypt was "disintegrating," he was speaking socially, politically, economically...
the day after obama's major arab spring address, the same day (last friday) bibi was lecturing our stonefaced president, chin cemented in his left hand, bashar al assad answered obama's call the day before to "lead or get out of the way" by subjecting the citizens of hom and the damascus suburbs to syria's bloodiest day yet
is that spin?
Last edited by The Prof; 05-24-11 at 06:17 PM.