Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Bigger & Better State Department Under Clinton?

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My Comment #155 on NYTimes
December 23, 2008 11:42 am


Will a bigger budget and and a more expanded role for State mean a substantive reordering of US foreign policy priorities?

It should cost LESS not more to pull out rather than continue to occupy Iraq; have Israel and the Palestinians work it out between themselves; India and Pakistan are fully capable of developing relations between their nation-states; let Afghanistan manage its own affairs, messy though they might be for some time.

And don't start any new budget-busting conflicts, please.
Defense! Defense! Does not mean going on the offense.

NYTimes readers and posters and everybody else will have to work overtime to keep this new administration focused on making the nation safe, with integrity.

Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice

— EthicalDemocracy, New York, NY

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