Friday 20 June 2008

Winnie the Pooh

"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming down stairs. But sometimes he thinks there really is another way if only he could stop bumping a minute and think about it."
Richard Danzig a top advisor on foreign policy to Barack Obama quoted this to a major foreign policy conference in Washington. Some people are painting this as a gaffe, I get the feeling that they are doing this more because they can't stomach the underlying message "America needs to rethink the middle east and the *cough* war on terror is not one that will ever be won"

All of this is the sort of refreshing stuff that I think we want from a Democrat in the White House a sense that the real world will leak back into the Commander in Chief's viewpoint which under the current office holder is clouded with the belief that throwing enough troops and contracts at the munitions & reconstruction industry can solve anything.

P.S. another blog post that I don't have to finish writing Lee Griffin on liberal left bleating about David Davis

2 comments:

Steven Paul said...

Richard Danzig's paraphrase from Winnie the Pooh emphasizes international policy critical thinking. It's refreshing to see a leader recognize military intervention's limits and the need to reconsider our strategy. The Loki black Suit would make anyone feel powerful.

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