Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Fetish of Complexity

Via Belmont Club, here is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

It goes without saying – but I will say it anyway – that this is a critical time for America’s global leadership. We have spent two years renewing our alliances, forging new partnerships, and elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense as pillars of American foreign policy and national security. Now, as we look to the next two years, it is time to build on that progress and deliver results – results that are expected from ourselves and certainly from the Congress and the American public.

We’re going to be looking to see how we can advance America’s interests and values on security, on climate change, on boosting exports and rebalancing the global economy on all of our core priorities. But I will hasten to say we face a very difficult budget climate and we face an increasingly complex, no easy answers if there ever were any, diplomatic and development environment.

OK, here we go.

"...and we face an increasingly complex, no easy answers if there ever were any, diplomatic and development environment."
--stuff Hillary said

"The fetish of complexity, the trick of making hard decisions harder to make- the art, finally, of rationalizing the non- decision, have made a ruin of American foreign policy.”
--
stuff Ronald said

Reagan said that some 40 years ago.

The more things change, the more they . . . resemble Ecclesiastes 1:9.

9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

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