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Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Gathering of the Minds

Warren Christopher, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Jim Baker, Colin Powell.

Each of these great Americans has served our country well as Secretary of State. Some are veterans, and all have served Presidents and our citizenry well in a variety of positions.

Recently they gathered on CNN for a round table non political discussion of the challenges facing the next President of the United States of America. You can watch it here.

They are a mixed group of foreign policy sages, Democrats, Republicans, and well versed in world affairs.

Each one of them agrees that the image of America has suffered in the world over the last few years.

Each of them agrees that we should engage foreign governments that are hostile to America in direct talks in the hope of building bridges to peace and security.

And those countries include both Iran and Syria.

Those sound like sensible policy positions to me.

It is too bad the current administration does not agree.

I hope the next one does.

Comments on "A Gathering of the Minds"


Blogger James & Emilee said ... (6:35 AM) : 

Watch the documentary "Why We Fight". Its from 2005 and McCain is actually one of those interviewed. Its a great documentary about what Eisenhower called "The Military-Industrial Complex" and how we have become Eisen hower´s worst nightmare.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Ike was right in his assessment. An interesting question would be if the current GOP would consider Ike as their standard bearer.


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