Was the United States Weak For Going Into Iraq?

August 28, 2008 at 8:21 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

That’s basically the argument Daniel Fried, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, is making. He’s talking about Russia, of course, and their walloping of Georgia, a tiny nation. Here is what he says:

“There is a Russia narrative that ‘we were weak in the ’90s, but now we are back and we are not going to take it anymore.’ But being angry and seeking revanchist victory is not the sign of a strong nation. It is the sign of a weak one,” said Daniel Fried, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

Hmmm, so is he saying that nations that “seek revanchist victory” are not strong? Because um, well, you know… Or is it yet another matter of IOIYAA (It’s Okay If You Are American)?

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