critical reading for the rude


It is hard to communicate nuance when we all hunger for brash, wide-armed gesticulations, clear, simple, sweeping visions… but nuance is necessary, and attention to detail absolutely paramount… when dealing with evil sonsofbitches with WMDs…

I’ve been kinda low on Hillary, but this is a point in her favor. It shows a careful and paced understanding of political process that few of her opponents (dems or republicans) seem to have…

The Obama campaign today sent out a memo, claiming Clinton “reversed herself last night, disagreeing with Senator Obama’s assertion that we should use every tool at the president’s disposal to address problems before they become threats.”

They include as evidence an April quote from Clinton in which she said, “I think it is a terrible mistake for our president to say he will not talk with bad people.”

When asked about this, Albright responded, “She made very clear it was essential to do the pre-diplomatic actions” by sending lower-level envoys first. “She didn’t say there would be no engagement. For me, and I’ve been involved in this, she showed a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of how this process works. She did not change her position.”

July 24, 2007 - Posted by | geo/pol

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