"Jealousy - such an evil thang" are lyrics breathed rather than sung (ala Jessica Simpson) on a track on Paris Hilton's CD. It also provides a wickedly clever sound track to the current, weirdly comical death throes of the know it all club of Realism.
Ah, the avatar realists - hallowed names in American statecraft like Baker, Scowcroft, Talbot and Kissinger. Alas many of their ilk cannot come to terms with fact that 911 incinerated their ideas and policies just as surely as the nearly 3K innocents who showed up for work that day.
"Long after her celebrity and charm have been forgotten, her epitaph will endure:
She pursued democracy at the expense of stability, and achieved neither."
"Rice remains one of the architects of a fantasy foreign policy."
A case could be made that Dr. Kaplan is THE 'spiritual enboldener' of Al Qaeda's 'Strong horse - weak horse' theory.
"Democracy, it turned out, was no cure-all. Democratic governments thrive or crumble on whether they can mediate conflicting claims without much violence. Had Rice only understood this."Au contraire mon frere! Dr Rice realizes (again no pun intended) what enables free governments to thrive. Her presentation of The Great Satan's "Nonnegotiable Demands of Human Dignity" made it very clear that
"...the rule of law, limits on state power, free speech, religious liberty,are the model for success.
equal justice, property rights, tolerance of difference and respect for
"For 60 years the United States has pursued stability at the expense of
democracy in this region and we achieved neither. Now we are taking a different
"Rice isn't used to failure, and most Americans aren't used to thinking of her as
"Jealousy - such a stupid thang"