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I am dismayed that this hopeful post was somewhat unfounded… 2001 Oct 29

I am dismayed that this hopeful post was somewhat unfounded. I was hopeful to see the US engaging in a smart PR/information war in the middle east is not succeeding as we might hope.

I wish we were playing our cards better. We suffered a calamitous and vicious attack, at the hands of people who truly seek to take over a huge slice of the world – and we end up characterized as lunkheaded baby-killers.

These times demand a higher standard of conduct for us. I think it’s possible to decimate our enemies, re-orient who our friends are, and rejoin the community of nations in a serious way (i.e.: acknowledge the World Court, pay our UN dues, etc). But we’re screwing up our opportunity to do so.

Meanwhile, the American people are distracted by anthrax.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 8:33am in 2001 in October. The 29th was a Monday. You are reading this 16 years later. Make a public comment. There is one comment Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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