Friday, April 22, 2011

The Lesson America Didn't Learn

From The Lost Peace, Secretary of State George Marshall on dealing with the Soviet Union in 1947:
Marshall was skeptical of the rush to consider military solutions against the Soviets. "Gentlemen," he told his State Department colleagues, "let us not discuss this as a military problem; to do so turns it into a military problem."

Marshall's wisdom did not prevail then. Or now.



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