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October 16, 2007

Waste of Paper
Posted by Ilan Goldenberg

I don't know why Foreign Affairs is doing this Presidential writing series. As Ari Melber and Matt Yglesias point out, there isn't much substance to these pieces and you wouldn't expect there to be.  The only value added is that we now have greater insight into how genuinely nutty Rudy Giuliani truly is. 

They should just go back to the old system where you have the two general election candidates each put out a piece.  At least there you would have genuine differences.  But even that is a pretty useless exercise.  Here is what Condi Rice wrote(Subscription) on behalf of Governor Bush in January/February 2000. (Italics mine)

The president must remember that the military is a special instrument. It is lethal, and it is meant to be. It is not a civilian police force. It is not a political referee. And it is most certainly not designed to build a civilian society. Military force is best used to support clear political goals, whether limited, such as expelling Saddam from Kuwait, or comprehensive, such as demanding the unconditional surrender of Japan and Germany during World War II. It is one thing to have a limited political goal and to fight decisively for it; it is quite another to apply military force incrementally, hoping to find a political solution somewhere along the way. A president entering these situations must ask whether decisive force is possible and is likely to be effective and must know how and when to get out.

Clearly a sound indicator of what was to come...


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