Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

When in Doubt, Trash Talk the UN

Thanks to Supernatural Rabbit Scribe for sending me a link to this interview with Richard Perle.

"We don’t want to emulate the Europeans. The Europeans employ soft power day and night. Theycannot get enough of it. That isn’t our role. Our role is not to pretend – as the Europeans pretend –that soft power can change North Korea’s Kim Jong Il or the mullahs."


"We cannot depend on Zimbabwe’s vote to assure our safety."

Indeed, negotiations are notoriously ineffective with dictators, regardless of how much European "leaders" like to cozy up to them.