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  •  to be honest from your attitude (5+ / 0-)

    i don't really care what you feel for me

    but i do find pity and terror odd responses...

    ...the fact is that international affairs are not run by simple back and forth yes/no answers to easy questions

    so the whole point of diplomacy is the subtle dance... and it is public statements that are important as they lay down markers

    and people try to act consistent with them, regardless of what they are thinking or intending behind the scenes

    to not understand this, the subtlety of how this works and the necessity and importance of acting consistent with taking at face value the statements of leaders, while also doing your work behind the scenes to prepare for them not acting consistent with them, is to miss a very important part of what keeps the peace

    All of these memories will be lost in time like tears in rain

    by ResponsibleAccountable on Mon Sep 24, 2007 at 10:50:13 AM PDT

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