The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Friday, January 23, 2004
Foreign policy is double standards: Haass (almost)
You take what you can get with this sort of admission.
According to Reuter (January 23), in a piece on the Davos World Economic Forum ,
Former senior U.S. State Department official Richard Haass, one of the architects of the campaign for democracy in the Middle East, said that campaign was an attempt to break with decades of hypocrisy in which it had treated Arab rulers as friends while turning a blind eye to their authoritarian nature.
It's like Clinton saying, sax in hand, after the Monica thing broke, Hey, what can I say? I like girls. Get over it - I have...Yeah, honey, just right...Ooo, baby...
This should be the theme for the upcoming presidential campaign: getting candidates to embrace their inner hypocrite. And their outer one, natch...
A Time piece on last year's Davos: how was it for Haass? Don't ask...
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