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  •  That is the most plausible of all. (1+ / 0-)
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    se portland

    The interlocking strata of government actions must be quite Byzantine, after all the years since nuclear diplomacy began.

    That doesn't make it right, of course.  It doesn't mean that we citizens should be 'out in the cold' (as Alec Leamas might have posited).

    And it doesn't mean our choices have been even remotely well-informed.

    The echo chamber within our (or any) government is so limited.  Who knows what potential good has been and is being ignored, due to "conventional wisdom" (as that echo chamber is known)?

    I remember in the film of Ishiguru's; The Remains of the Day, the American diplomat (played by Christopher Reeve) said that we needed to become professionals at government.  That American amateurs were no longer a match for the complexity of government and international realities.

    Watching that film, I agreed - at the time I saw it.

    I may have been mistaken.

    It ain't called paranoia - when they're really out to get you. 6 points.

    by Jaime Frontero on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 12:08:57 PM PDT

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