Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is, in some circles, a controversial person. This blogger, from The Right Coast is obviously not a fan. The posting raises, again, some questions about how we should be conducting our foreign policy.♠
I am in the middle ground. There is no "war to end all wars", nor, as President Woodrow Wilson put it to the US Congress, should we be going to war thinking, "The world must be made safe for democracy", and it is our job to do it. On the other hand, there are situations that cannot be allowed to fester and that call out for intervention. And some things are not going to be solved in our lifetime, because they are too hard and the conflicting equities involved are not at this time reconcilable.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Like, where we better off with that murderer Saddam Hussein in charge of Iraq? And even if we were, what are the limits of cooperating with dictators who abuse the civil rights of their citizens. If Germany had not declared war on us on 8 December 1941, should we just have ignored Germany and dealt with the Japanese?
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