18 July 2006

The first rule of diplomacy...and defense policy

One of the things I like about Israel’s present course of action is that I like to see nations apply my first rule of diplomacy and defense policy: “Diplomacy ends when your opponent strikes. After that, the best course is to assume that your opponent intends to do to you the greatest harm possible and then beat him to it. This requires nothing more than beating him down and persisting in beating until he cannot or will not get back up. It also requires both the tools and the talent to give that beating.” –from Philologous Lector, “On Defense Policy”

Well, it beats the lefts rule of diplomacy and defense policy: “Whatever wars are breaking out in the world are the fault of President Bush—somehow.” Anonymous, “The Left-Liberal Political Playbook”

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