--Lockbox Sat Feb 9 15:32:40 2008
Engineering Axiom: Just because something is desireable, does not mean it is possible.
Kaplan might've also noted that if FDR acted like Bush, he might've attacked Nazi Germany before Poland fell.
Besides, I specifically recall from International Relations in college that attacking communism in throughout eastern europe (via subversive means), Korea, the Indochinese nations, and so on, was considered a distraction from the source of communist infiltration, the Soviet Nation and its little Chinese brother, which is what we should've been attacking. And we did attack them, economically, thanks to the space race, the arms race, and, to crib from Dr. Strangelove, the peace race.
Granted, by that logic we hsould be attacking the purveyors and exporters of islamic extremism, i.e. Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Libya, etc.
I respect Kaplan, and have read one or two of his books, but there are plenty of foreign-policy thinkers out there with no love for Bush or neocons who would disagree with the quoted statements, even ones within his Realist school of thought.
--LAN3 Sat Feb 9 18:49:00 2008
Well, yeah, there are always counter arguments to me made. But I think the main thrust is about the hamfistedness and Beautiful Dream quality of the current administration.
--Kirk Mon Feb 11 10:42:29 2008
Wow! That's a relaly neat answer!
--Chiana Tue Apr 26 22:51:19 2011
That's awesome! Law is an itniresteng thing .I once thought of considering it because I hate injustice so much but being a very emotional person, I felt like I would ultimately live in misery all the time having to see first hand all the wrongs in the world. I think you have to be a strong person to keep your job a job and not take it home with you and affect you. I have a huge problem with letting things bother me too much.I hope you do make it as a lawyer because you seem like such a sweet woman and I think you would make a great, honest lawyer.
--Stiven Mon Mar 4 13:20:53 2013
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