Thursday, March 30, 2006

Diplomacy: A comparison

Theodore Roosevelt diplomacy: Speak softly; carry big honking stick. Wiggle stick from time to time to remind people it exists.

21st century UN & European diplomacy: Speak loud and obnoxiously. Sell stick to pay for social programs; pretend you are still holding it behind your back. Chatter amongst selves while rogue regimes point and laugh.

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