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Smart power for the 21st century
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Lanny Davis

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 4/9/2014 10:46:27 PM

By the turn of the 21st century, it was clear that a new approach to the use of American power to protect our national interests and values was necessary. At the risk of some over-simplification, by the end of former President George W. Bush’s second term, essentially two lines of thinking had emerged. On the right was a preference for the use of “hard power” — the use of military force and intervention to protect U.S. interests. On the left was a growing bias against military intervention of any kind and in favor of “soft power” — economic aid and

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Smart power?? What the heck does that mean? What a bunch of convoluted nonsense. Leftists spew forth a meaningless statements and we are supposed to be impressed. So Davis thinks that PIAPs´ "smart power" could be one of Clinton’s most enduring doctrines and legacies of her leadership at the State Department. Are you kidding me??

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 4/9/2014 10:59:24 PM     (No. 9804915)

It´s Lanny Davis, one of Madam Rodham´s original metrosexual shoe sniffers. He´s attracted to her like certain " men" are attracted to Liza Minnelli, if you take my meaning.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/9/2014 11:10:42 PM     (No. 9804923)

We´ve invested a trillion dollars and thousands of lives over a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, with more of each to be thrown away in the coming years. That´s a continuing example of "stupid power". Until the United States political establishment can identify a coherent foreign policy and defines our national interest in global affairs, deciding victory is our goal, and not compassionate occupation and nation building, we can have no "smart power."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 4/9/2014 11:46:37 PM     (No. 9804964)

The Dem Doctrine - Speak Loudly and carry a cliche´

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 4/10/2014 12:36:50 AM     (No. 9804995)

Smart power is to power as Smart Cars are to cars.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 4/10/2014 2:24:51 AM     (No. 9805045)

Lanny Davis is a Democrat. That means he is stupid, not smart. He praises the dishonest concoctor of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. That means he is really, really stupid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/10/2014 7:15:37 AM     (No. 9805171)

Three words used subliminally by all of these communists that produces a ping every time I hear them:
"Smart"

"Investment"

"Justice"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Civilservant, 4/10/2014 7:24:50 AM     (No. 9805189)

F.O.A.D., Lanny
It is because of you and your ilk that the world is once again in peril and the USA in decline.

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