Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 14:41:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: John French <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hitting Both Sides of The Isle = "Ethical Realism: A 21st Century Foreign Policy" Yesterday's World Affairs Luncheon Discussion @ Duquesne Club Dr. John Hulsman
CC: email@example.comHi Megyn (I will be blogging this tomorrow but wanted to give the hottest woman of the new everyday media a sneak peak --- Yeah, well, beside Hemmer, I thought you may liketo view this):As I mentioned yesterday I headed to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh's Luncheon Discussion Group (LDG) @ the Duquesne Club w/ special guest, Dr. John Hulsman, co-author with Anatol Lieven of Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World.It was great. And something I really enjoyed which was even better than my golf drive later yesterday was Dr. Hulsman driving it down the middle by hitting both sides of the isle ---1). Dr. Hulsman asked us to imagine a president of a country being told that he and his country would only be talked with, listened to, dealt with if they no longer believed in everything they believed in, stood down, rolled over, forgot their culture, principles and ways and willingness and plans for implementing adapting to our U.S. ways as an only option to bring about any chance of mutual discussion ---- He further exclaimed if that was asked of one of our presidents and they obeyed those kind of demands that they would be "toast" and our president no more and no longer electable for anything!Just because we disagree w/ people or see them as a threat doesn't mean we should isolate them and not have any diplomatic discourse w/ them --- We need to engage everyone we can in diplomatic discourse especially our threats or perceived threats. Dr. Hulsman proclaimed that this type of attitude and behavior is unethical and immoral.2). Dr. Hulsman declared that our "potential" presidential candidates need to be honest w/ its party and stand-up and educate and curtail moveon.org and all its money, momentum and propaganda that will only lead to let downs and disappointments --- To get to the point, there is no way a Democratic President could bring the troops home immediately! It's just not feasible. It's a lie for votes.Dr. Hulsman debriefs and interviews officers who come home from Iraq and Afghanistan and these officers are all saying that there is no way that we can totally be out of those regions any time soon = that best case scenario it will take one month per brigade to pull out and come home = Thus, we're looking at like four years!We need to be honest here = The "potential" democratic presidential candidates need to be honest w/ its people or there is gonna be a major let down and then what? What's to be said then? Where will the trust be? Quit the lies and tell the truth! Again, Dr. Hulsman proclaimed that this type of attitude and behavior is unethical and immoral.
Special Luncheon: Ethical Realism: A 21st Century Foreign Policy
May 6, 2008In Cooperation with the American Council on Germany Pittsburgh Eric M. Warburg ChapterSponsored by the Carnegie Bosch InstituteAmerica faces a world more complicated than ever before. Our foreign policy should reflect the times, recognizing our real strengths and weaknesses and the changing dynamics around us. As we move forward into the 21st century and into a new presidency, what might this foreign policy strategy look like? What values would it reflect? What is the way forward?Dr. John Hulsman is co-author with Anatol Lieven of Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World. Previously Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, he was appointed in 2006 as the first Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in the newly founded Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. He is contributing editor to National Interest and a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media. He holds an M.A. in Modern History and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews.Best of Organic Roses,
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