Foreign Policy Initiatives debut shindig was by all accounts - a successful lo down ho down. Remaining true to their mission statements those crazy cool daemoneocons put the 'party' in non partisan by hooking up with GOPer's and Donkies like Senator McCain and Congresslady Harmon.
"Afghanistan: Planning For Success" was the name and victory was the game.
Fully crunk military cats on hand to point out that killing killers is a very workable military solution included Former Commander of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan and Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University General David W. Barno and Carnegie's Dr. Ashley J. Tellis.NATO summit in Strasbourg-Kehl and on the same day as the international conference on Afghanistan in The Hague, this conference was a unique opportunity to reflect on recent developments and examine the options confronting Great Satan with insights from leading analysts and members of Congress.
Sounds sweet! right?
Faster than one could say "Taming American Power" Foreign Policy Magazine's resident Great Satan and Little Satan hater - Realpolitik fanboy Dr Steven M Walt freaked out and pointed out that America Unbound would totally queer the mix on sucking up to intolerant and illegit regimes instead of confronting (or Regime Changing) them whenever the need or opportunity arises.
Decorum prohibits repeating many of his incorrect, boring and inappropriate handwringing defeatist rambling rants - though his closer is a hoot!
"So the fate of the "Foreign Policy Initiative" should be regarded as a litmus test. Is the United States genuinely capable of learning from past mistakes, to include learning whose advice deserves to be ignored?"
After all - Realpolitik's track record is much worse - a corrupt, ammoral cult of stability that brought no peace, no stability, no containment, and no peace.
Realpolitik IS the litmus test for genocide, terrorism, oil embargoes and wars.
And in a way - Foreign Policy Initiatives- is proving Great Satan has learned "...from past mistakes..."
Pic - "Lo Down Ho Down"