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May 19, 2015

"Obama’s threats are pointless, because no one believes them."

Bush Dubya had, I think to start with, the right idea.
One says, “If you do this, we will do that.” And then, if one is not obeyed, one does that, unfailingly. (Obama’s threats are pointless, because no one believes them.) This was easier when we had at least de facto governments in all capitals except Mogadishu. The instruction was: that they would suppress their terrorists, and conduct a government responsive to occasional Western requests. Or, we would do it for them. In superpowering terms, this was a modest instruction. Ramadi : Essays in Idleness

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 19, 2015 11:24 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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