Finally, he was felled by a heart attack in a meeting with Hillary in the State Department
Hillary has that effect on people
His epitaph, and that of American foreign policy, is perhaps one he penned himself in 2001: What is wrong with nation building? Somewhere along the road from Vietnam to Somalia, this once important part of US national security policy became a dirty word. Why is it that the US, which did such a brilliant job in nation building in postwar Germany and Japan, has not been able to manage it since, from Vietnam to Afghanistan?
Tough traditional ideas were used on Germany and Japan - and after that time idiot liberal ideas of politically correct 'nation building' were used... always a disaster.
posted on 05/12/2019 11:54:22 AM PDT
("Elites reflexively exempt themselves from the ravages of their own policies." - nathanbedford)
As mayor, he wouldn’t close the beaches at Amity when he knew there was a shark nearby.
posted on 05/12/2019 12:39:54 PM PDT
(AOC is the Democrat prophecy come true : "A bartender will lead them".)
Why is it that the US, which did such a brilliant job in nation building in postwar Germany and Japan, has not been able to manage it since, from Vietnam to Afghanistan?
Because of people like Johnson, McNamara, Kelley, Albright, Holbrooke, Clinton, Kerry, .... And the ones who promoted them.
posted on 05/12/2019 12:47:51 PM PDT
by Robert A Cook PE
(The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
The poster boy of Swamp Creatures!
posted on 05/12/2019 1:30:47 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Bill Barr:The Bill Belichick of Attorneys General)
To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
posted on 05/12/2019 9:13:27 PM PDT
Holbrooke was an enigma and I disliked him, but he was no coward. Lake was a traitor to America. His record of betrayals could pave a road around the world.
Somewhere in the April 1997 “American Spectator” is an article about him, “Anthony Lake: Is He Sunk?” but unfortunately my copy has disappeared. I don’t know if he was “sunk” but he was a leftist “skunk”, a Carter clown and later a Clinton clown. American suffered for his incompetence.
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